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NEW DELHI: “I am deeply humbled and honoured that the Honourable Supreme Court of India has entrusted me with the job of being the Interim President of the BCCI till the end of IPL 7. Like with my cricket, I will give it my best shot,’’ said cricketer Sunil Gavaskar after being given charge as interim president of the Board for Control of Crocket in India (BCCI) during the cash-rich Indian Premier League 7 on Friday.
The IPL 7 begins from April 16.
Barring N. Srinivasan from acting as the president of the BCCI after its indictment of him, the Supreme Court that board senior most vice Shivlal Yadav will handle the affairs of the BCCI.
Also, there was reprieve for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals as the court didn’t bar them from taking part in the IPL 7, after a bench of justices AK Patnaik and FM Ibrahim Kalifulla had hinted this on Thursday.
Since Gavaskar gets Rs 3.6 crore from the BCCI as a commentator, he has been asked to get out of the contract immediately and the board has been asked to compensate him for the loss.