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    SC to hear BCCI plea against Bombay HC ruling today

    Bombay High Court last week declared BCCI\'s two-member probe panel into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal as \"illegal and unconstitutional\".

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the petition filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), challenging the Bombay High Court's order. Bombay High Court last week declared BCCI's two-member probe panel into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal as "illegal and unconstitutional".

    The Board sought immediate stay of the High Court's order, filing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court on Monday. The High Court order came just two days after the panel, comprising two former judges of the Madras High Court Justices T. Jayarama Chouta and R. Balasubramanian, submitted its report, giving a clean chit to all those against whom the probe was conducted.

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    In a severe blow to BCCI and N Srinivasan, the High Court on July 30 said that the two member commission was constituted in violation of the rules framed by the BCCI.

    The High Court had said Rule 2.2 of the Operational Rules mandated presence of at least one member of the IPL Code of Behaviour Committee on the Commission. "The (probe) Commission was not duly constituted and was contrary to and in violation of the provisions of Rules 2.2 and 3 of Section 6 of the Operational Rules (of BCCI)," the High Court had said and also rejected N Srinivisan's plea for a stay on its order to enable him move a higher court in appeal.

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