SC dismisses Subramanian Swamy's plea to lift ban on CSK

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SC dismisses Subramanian Swamy's plea to lift ban on CSK

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SportsCafe Desk

10/08/2016

The Supreme Court has dismissed Subramanian Swamy's plea to lift the two-year ban imposed on IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings by the Lodha panel over the 2013 spot-fixing and betting scam. Swamy had alleged that former IPL chairman Lalit Modi was involved in this conspiracy to destroy CSK.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, on Friday, rejected Swamy’s plea to reinstate Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League after initially reserving its order on Oct 4.

According to The Hindu newspaper, Swamy, in his petition, had said: “Lalit Modi, who was formerly chairman of the Governing Council of the Indian Premier League, a commercial cricket venture involving private teams started by the BCCI, had in fact successfully stage-managed and financed a so-called PIL filed by Aditya Verma, representing the Cricket Association of Bihar.

The BJP leader had also stated that he has the possession of “various communications, including authenticated emails, which are deeply disturbing, because of the alarming attempt by a coterie or informal syndicate viz., the Cricket Association of Bihar, proclaimed offender Lalit Modi, then BCCI president Shashank Manohar, and some others in Dubai to dupe the legal fraternity...”

Swamy said it was a conspiracy to let India’s cricket down. He wrote, “The petition alleged that they had, in furtherance of a ‘conspiracy, come to this Court with unclean hands with the sole motive of capturing the game of cricket, and particularly destroy CSK as well as the entire cricketing structure of the BCCI.’”

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