Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Supreme Court proposes big changes to IPL


MAY NOT PLAY: Dwayne Bravo

Mark Fraser

 Trinidad and Tobago cricketers Dwayne Bravo, Kevon Cooper and Samuel Badree might not get a chance to play in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

The suspension of IPL teams Chennai Super Kings, of which Bravo and Badree are a part, and Kevon Cooper’s Rajasthan Royals as well as replacing BCCI president N Srinivasan with Sunil Gavaskar were some of the proposals made by the Supreme Court in India in the wake of the betting and spot-fixing scandal in the IPL last year.

The suggestions were made to the BCCI counsel during hearing of the case yesterday and the BCCI has been asked to reply to the proposals today after which the court will issue an interim order.

Barbados all-rounder Dwayne Smith is also in the Chennai lineup.

According to an article on, at the previous hearing on March 25, the court had asked Srinivasan to step down by today or risk being removed by it. 

At yesterday’s hearing it did not pass any explicit order to this effect but came up with a sweeping set of proposals.

The court also proposed that employees of India Cements, of which Srinivasan is managing director and which owns Super Kings, should be kept out of the BCCI set-up.

The case dates back to June 2013 when Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma raised charges of conflict of interest in the formation of BCCI’s two-member enquiry panel into the IPL corruption issue.