New Delhi, 28 March-2014(IANS/PTI): The Supreme Court Friday appointed cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar as interim president of the Indian cricket board in place of the tainted incumbent, N. Srinivasan.
Supreme Court names Sunil Gavaskar head of BCCI
An apex court bench headed by Justice A.K. Patnaik said Gavaskar would only be concerned with matters related to the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The rest of the functions of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would be discharged by its senior most vice president, Shiv Raj Yadav.
Yesterday, Gavaskar, a former Indian captain, said he would wait for the final order from the court.
“First and foremost, if the highest court suggests something, you have to do so but that has to be on record. I am currently contracted with BCCI as a commentator. But if Supreme Court wants me to do that, I will do it,” Gavaskar said.
“When the Supreme Court asks you, there is no question about it, there is not much you can do and I will be happy to do what they ask me to do”, he told NDTV.
“I will consider it, it will be a huge honour that Supreme Court feels I will be good enough to do the job. But we will have to wait and watch until tomorrow in which direction it goes. Let’s not jump the gun,” the former Indian captain said.