Updated: Friday, 28 March 2014 14:02 | By Agence France-Presse

Court installs Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief

The Supreme Court installed batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of India's troubled cricket board Friday in place of the scandal-tainted incumbent N. Srinivasan.


Court installs Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief

Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar, pictured in Mumbai in April 2013, has been installed as the interim head of India's troubled cricket board

Gavaskar would be made "interim working president" of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the court said, adding that the appointment would place him in overall charge of the upcoming edition of the annual Indian Premier League which begins next month.

The court said that Gavaskar would have to cease his work as a television commentator to avoid any conflict of interest, adding that the BCCI must "adequately compensate" Gavaskar for loss of earnings as a result.

The court also said that the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals -- two teams at the centre of investigations into illegal betting and spot-fixing -- would be allowed to take part in this year's IPL.

Judges had said on Thursday that both sides should be barred from the eight-team tournament which is to start in Abu Dhabi on April 16.

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