The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to stay a Bombay High Court order which held as illegal and unconstitutional in terms of cricketing bodies rules the two-member probe panel which gave a clean chit to Chennai Super King's Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royal's Raj Kundra of alleged involvement in betting in the sixth version of IPL.
Declining to stay the high court order, the apex court issued notice to Cricket Association of Bihar asking it to respond to Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) plea within two weeks and gave another one week to the cricketing body to file its rejoinder to the reply by the Cricket Association of Bihar.
The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice J.S. Khehar issued notice after senior counsel C.A. Sundaram told the court that the setting up of the two-member probe panel comprising retired judges T. Jayarama Chouta and R. Balasubramanian was in accordance with the rules of the cricketing body.
He found fault with the Bombay High Court order, contending that it ignores a provision in BCCI rules that gave it prerogative to set up such a probe panel.