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Will abide by apex court ruling:Shukla

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BCCI probe panel: We will abide by Supreme Court's decision, says Rajiv Shukla - Commenting on the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the Bombay High Court ruling that the two-member probe panel set up by the Indian cricket board to look into the spot-fixing scandal was ‘illegal and unconstitutional’, BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla on Wednesday said that the Board would abide by the decision of the Supreme Court.

Commenting on the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the Bombay High Court ruling that the two-member probe panel set up by the Indian cricket board to look into the spot-fixing scandal was ‘illegal and unconstitutional’, BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla on Wednesday said that the Board would abide by the decision of the Supreme Court.

“Whatever the Supreme Court has decides we will abide by that and accordingly we will proceed,” he told media here today. The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim stay on Bombay High Court’s verdict declaring the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) two-member probe panel set up to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the IPL tournament as illegal and unconstitutional.

According to reports, a bench of justices A K Patnaik and J S Khehar, however, agreed to hear BCCI’s petition challenging the high court's judgement and issued notice on its plea. The bench asked Cricket Association of Bihar, on whose plea the High Court had delivered its verdict, to file its response on BCCI's petition within two weeks and posted the matter for hearing on August 29.

The High Court order had come on July 30 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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