Indian supreme court calls on BCCI chief to step down

The Indian Supreme Court called on the BCCI president N. Srinivasan to step down on Tuesday to make sure a probe into illegal betting during last year’s IPL, in which his son-in-law has been indicted, is fair.

N. Srinivasan

The input of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is wedded to the daughter of the BCCI chief, in the illegal betting case was proved by a court-appointed panel last month. The panel had been set up by the Supreme Court. Srinivasan should step down to make sure the probe is not hampered, a two-member bench said, asking the BCCI to submit a detailed response to their position by Thursday.

Srinivasan, regarded as the world’s most strong cricket boss, is set to take over as chairman of the ICC board in July. Meiyappan was detained in late May by Mumbai Police probing illegal betting on the lucrative T20 IPL but was released on bail within2 weeks.

 

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