Won't quit as BCCI chief, will wait for SC order: Srinivasan
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: A day after Supreme Court's critical remarks on his continuance as the head of Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), N Srinivasan on Wednesday said that he wont quit from his post and wait for the apex court order due on Thursday.
TV news channels quoted a defiant Srinivasan as saying, “I have done no wrong and no one can force me out of BCCI."
Shivlal Yadav, vice-president of BCCI, also reportedly said that the Board would await the apex court order on Thursday and are looking for legal avenues before deciding on the future course of action.
The reactions from Srinivasan and the Board came a day after the Supreme Court made its observation that for a fair probe into the IPL betting and match-fixing scandal, Srinivasan should quit as the BCCI boss.
On Tuesday, in a significant remark, the apex court said that N Srinivasan continuing as BCCI boss is “nauseating.” The apex court made the remarks after hearing on the high-profile IPL betting and match-fixing scandal.
Referring to the Justice Mukul Mudgal report, a two-judge bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik said that "We don't like to damage people's reputation but unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair investigation can be done.”
Then asking why is Srinivasan sticking to the chair, the bench added that Srinivasan's continuance as the BCCI boss is “nauseating.” It further warned that if Srinivasan would not step down, the court will pass the verdict.
The report, submitted on February 10, concluded that Gurunath Meiyappan, N Srinivasan's son-in-law, was the de-facto owner of the Chennai Super Kings. It also said that Meiyappan passed crucial information on IPL matches to others. And it had recommended further investigation on the role of Meiyappan in spot-fixing.