17 Apr 2014

Indian cricket boss still not allowed back

1:13 pm on 17 April 2014

A request by the suspended head of India's Board of Control for Cricket to return as president has been rejected by the Supreme Court.

The court has also asked the cricket board to investigate the role of Narainswami Srinivasan and 12 others in spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League.

Srinivasan wanted the interim order lifted.

It had been implemented so a fair probe into the spot-fixing and betting issues of last year's IPL could be undertaken.

He was elected chairman of cricket's world governing body, the ICC, in February and is due to take up the role in July.

Last month, the former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was installed as the interim head of the Indian board.

The Supreme Court said the BCCI should appoint a panel to investigate the charges against Srinivasan, noting when the allegations of corruption in IPL were brought to his notice he didn't take any action.