Supreme Court advises Srinivasan to resign

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“How did he stay on despite all the allegations? His staying on was nauseating for cricket”

The Supreme Court of India has advised Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Narayanaswami Srinivasan to resign in order for them to conduct a fair and accurate investigation into the match-fixing scandal that took place during last year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

Srinivasan will have till Thursday to decide whether he will continue on as BCCI President or step down from his post.

“Mr Srinivasan should step down or else we’ll be forced to pass an order,” Justice AK Patnaik said. “How did he stay on despite all the allegations? His staying on was nauseating for cricket.”

Speaking about the situation, one BCCI vice-president, who refused to be named, said: “No one knows what can be done now. The court is yet to pass the order. But it is now up to him (Srinivasan). The court has asked him to step down. Otherwise it will pass an order. It is not good for the BCCI.

“We know what has happened to Subrata Roy [the Sahara chief]. He defied the court’s order and look where he is now.”

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