Mumbai, July 30: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday declared "illegal" and "unconstitutional" the BCCI's panel probe into IPL spot-fixing and betting charges and called for a fresh investigation, according to TV reports.
"We find that the manner in which BCCI (Board for Control of Cricket in India) has constituted a panel under its own rules is illegal and unconstitutional," the court said, according to a report on "NDTV".
BCCI's two-member probe panel comprising of High Court Judges T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian had given a clean chit to Chennai Super Kings' Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra. Both were under the scanner for allegedly betting on IPL matches. They were also questioned by the police.
The report was discussed during BCCI's Working Committee meeting on Sunday (July 28). With nothing found against his son-in-law Meiyappan, N Srinivasan was set to return as BCCI President. However, with Bombay High Court's decision today calling for a fresh probe it is a huge blow for him.
This year's IPL 6 was rocked by spot-fixing and betting controversy. Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by Mumbai police.