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India's Supreme Court: Srinivasan Cannot Head BCCI Until Cleared In Spot-Fixing Scandal

India's Supreme Court said that N. Srinivasan cannot head the Board of Control for Cricket in India until "he comes out clean in a probe conducted against him and 12 others," including India-capped cricketers, whose names have been mentioned by Justice Mudgal Committee's report in the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal, according to the PTI. The court said that it cannot "close its eyes" to the allegations made by its probe committee in the scandal and a probe "must be conducted to clear the air as some prominent players were named in the report submitted in sealed envelop." A bench of justices A. K. Patnaik and F. M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, however, expressed reservations over a Special Investigations Team or Central Bureau of Investigation probe, saying that institutional autonomy of the Board "has to be maintained and a committee constituted by the BCCI to look into the issue would be preferred" (PTI, 8/16).