Srinivasan steps aside, Dalmiya 'interim president'

Chennai, Jun 2 (IANS): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan stepped aside to make way for Jagmohan Dalmiya as the "interim president" here Sunday following the spot fixing row.

Dalmiya, a former BCCI and International Cricket Council (ICC) chief, is currently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

"Srinivasan announced he will not discharge his duties as president of the board till such time that the probe is completed," BCCI said, referring to the investigation against his jailed son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's role for betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Till such time, Dalmiya will conduct the day to day affairs of the board," BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.

BCCI also requested Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke, who Friday resigned as the secretary and treasurer on moral grounds, to reconsider their stand.

"The (working) committee expressed full confidence in Jagdale and Shirke and requested them to withdraw their resignations in the larger interest of the board," added the statement.

The BCCI constitution, however, does not permit an "interim president".

Sunday's meeting followed mounting pressure on Srinivasan to vacate his post in view of his son-in-law alleged wrongdoings as chief executive of Chennai Super Kings, owned by Srinvasan's India Cements company.


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    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    Superseding BCCI is the last option left with Govt.SRINIVASAN taken for granted India,Cricket lovers,State Cricket boards and BCCI members and office bearers. Shukla's resignation and other two office bearer's resignation is just cosmetic in nature.Srinivasan's daughter and son -in -law are main culpurits and therefore, there is no point in continuing President as BCCI permanent or temporary or aside. Shame on BCCI and shame Sport Ministry.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    I fully agree with Mr.Roshan Braganza of Bombay.No use in patching up instead do something concrete and bring BCCI under RTI and honest person to lead.Thanq.

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    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    Dalmia and Srinivasan - birds of the same feather. Indian cricket seems to be in the hands of the mafia.

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  • Roshan Braganza, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 02 2013

    The 'CHOR' has been replaced by 'MAHA CHOR ' and poor cricket lovers been badly fixed . The Golden Goose like BCCI lays down eggs in every IPL season , so everyone wants a share of it. Each and everyone in board have concerns about their chair and opportunities . Nobody wants to be honest and face corrupt head one , as it no way can benefict them . Its like ' we share our pie and enjoy it as long as we can . The only solution is being the governent if it has the will !. Its to immediately pass the resolution to neutralise BCCI and get fresh candidates with clean history. Make mandatory reservation for cricket legends . Bring board under RTI ( right to information) . But !-/ question '. DOES GOVT IS. HONEST ENOUGH TO DO IT!?

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