N Srinivasan
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The Supreme Court of India observed on Thursday that Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings (CSK), owned by BCCI chief N Srinivasan's company India Cements, should be disqualified without "further inquiry" by the Mudgal Committee.

Since one of the CSK officials and N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan have been found guilty of betting by the Mudgal Committee, the SC wants to know the share-holding pattern in India Cements to find out who "really controlled" CSK, according to a Hindustan Times report.

The apex court has also asked BCCI to proceed with the elections and constitute a new board, excluding those named in the Mudgal Committee report in connection with the IPL spot-fixing case. In its observation, the top court said Srinivasan should not be allowed to contest the election, according to news reports.

In its earlier observation, the Supreme Court had charged Srinivasan for owning an IPL team while holding BCCI's top post and questioned whether he deserves to continue as the BCCI president.

"Your (Srinivasan's) duty as a president is to keep the show (IPL) running and to keep it clean. What is your duty as a team owner? To win the tournament," NDTV cited the Bench's statement from earlier this week.

"You are only assuming that you have been given a clean chit. Don't go by the Mudgal panel conclusion alone. The question is whether you should at all be serving the BCCI," HT quoted the Bench of justices TS Thakur and FMI Kalifullah as saying last week.

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