SC asks BCCI boss Srinivasan to quit for a fair probe

SC asks BCCI boss Srinivasan to quit for a fair probe

SC asks BCCI boss Srinivasan to quit for a fair probe
SC asks BCCI boss Srinivasan to quit for a fair probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hearing the IPL fixing scandal took strong position on BCCI president N Srinivasan and asked him to step down as BCCI president for a fair probe to take place. As the case has his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan too involved in it. If he doesn’t follow the advice the apex court would then pass an order compelling him to do so.

The court had earlier formed a committee and ordered it to probe the case and file a report with the court depending on which it would decide further trials. After going through the report filed in a sealed cover by the appointed probe panel, the bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik said there are “very very serious” allegations made in the report and unless the BCCI president moves out, a fair probe cannot conducted.
“The bench said, “In our opinion, Srinivasan has to step down if proper probe is to be done in the case.”

“We don’t like to damage people’s reputation but unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair investigation can be done.

“Why is he sticking to the chair? It is nauseating,” said the bench.

“If you would not step down, we will pass the verdict,” they further said.

“See and go through the report to get to know the seriousness of the allegations but not as an advocate of Srinivasan or BCCI,” the bench told the defense counsel.

The BCCI had also requested to keep covered the name of 6 Indian players who have been alleged involvement the court agreed to it.

It gave the case March 27 as the next date for hearing.

This is a big blow to the most powerful man in Indian Cricket administration and such a strong opinion from the top court shows the magnitude of importance it has. The whole faith and respect for cricket which is followed as a religion in India relies on this robe and its verdict.

More would come out when the matter is heard further.