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New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Social networking site Twitter was abuzz with posts flooding in as the Supreme Court on Thursday barred sidelined BCCI presid ...

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News 22 Jan 2015, 19:56 IST
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New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Social networking site Twitter was abuzz with posts flooding in as the Supreme Court on Thursday barred sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan from contesting the election to the Indian cricket board's governing body presidency.

The apex court barred him from running for the president's post as long as he was involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Former Indian captain and left-arm orthodox spinner Bishen Singh Bedi stated in his tweet that the court's decision was a landmark ruling which also questioned the honesty of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"Landmark ruling by SC fr good of Indn Crkt-BCCI integrity questioned most glaringly and ever so aptly!" tweeted Bedi Thursday.

Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi also used the social media platform to hit back at Srinivasan saying it was time for a cleanup.

"#Srinivasan knew all along that Rule 6.2.4 is unsustainable & illegal. #IPLVerdict now ensures a new @BCCI chief in 6 weeks. Time 4 cleanup."

The apex court bench, of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, also held Srinivasan's son-in-law and CSK "official" Gurunath Meiyappan, and IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra guilty of betting and said the punishment will not only be confined to them but also extend to the franchises they represent.

Television presenter Harsha Bhogle too expressed his opinion on Twitter stating: "The implications of this judgment seem vast. Much much more to happen still."

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