Some cricket balloons could face the prick after Supreme Court held team principals Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra guilty of betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL). There was some relief for ex-President, however, as the Court cleared him of any wrongdoings, but held the conflict-of-interest case against him and asked the BCCI to hold elections within the next six months.
At best there was only a case of suspicion against Srinivasan of cover-up. The Court clearly stated that no individual with commercial interests will be allowed to contest the elections, meaning that Srinivasan cannot contest for the post of BCCI chief until he clears himself of conflict of interest. This order came after many months of hearings and investigations in relation to the role of BCCI and IPL administrators in the IPL loot controversy.