As the battle for the chairmanship of BCCI reached its height, the Supreme Court has said that Mr. Sunil Gavaskar, can be held as the interim chairman of the BCCI.
Mr. Srinivasan has offered to step down from the post, succumbing to the high pressure received during the week.
Earlier during this week, the Supreme court had given clear instructions to Mr. Srinivasan, the current chairman at the BCCI, to leave the post for facilitating a fair investigation into the charges against him and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan.
Gavaskar has said one of the TV channels, that he was very happy to take up the job of the chairmanship of BCCI. He was reported as being said “When the Supreme Court asks you, there is no question about it, there is not much you can do and I will be happy to do what they ask me to do”.
He also added that it was infact a huge honour for him, if he is regarded as a capable person of handling the post by the Supreme court, and the confidence the court has in him.
The IPL had run into a big controversy, when during 2013, reports surfaced that bowler Sreesanth and other cricketers were taken into custody on charges of fixing the matches. Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of Srinivasan, was arrested by the Mumbai police, on charges of betting in the T20 matches. Srinivasan is the head of India cements which owns the Chennai Super Kings IPL team.
Srinivasan was set to take over as ICC chief
However Srinivasan, continued to serve as the chairman of the BCCI, despite allegations against his team and his son-in-law. Mr. Srinivasan was also set to take over as the chairman of the International Cricket Counci (ICC) later during this year.
Ban Chennai Super Kings (CSK) : SC
In its decision, the Supreme Court has also asked the former IPL champion team Chennai Super Kings (CSK), to be suspended. The highest court has also recommended for the suspension of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) from the seventh edition of the IPL. Both these are expected to be suspended from the IPL 7 until the pending cases related to betting and spot fixing get cleared for these teams.