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Supreme Court recommends that Srinivasan step down

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 25, 2014

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'Court has come down with a sledgehammer'

The Supreme Court of India has asked BCCI president N Srinivasan to step down as the first move towards a fair investigation of the IPL corruption saga. A two-judge bench of India's top court, which made the observation, gave Srinivasan two days to take a decision before it resumes hearing the case on March 27.

While the recommendation is not a direct order, Justice AK Patnaik was unambiguous: "Mr Srinivasan should step down or else we'll be forced to pass an order." He questioned Srinivasan's position as BCCI president asking, "How did he stay on despite all the allegations? His staying on is nauseating for cricket." The other judge on the bench, Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla, told the counsel: "If there has to be a fair and dispassionate enquiry, Mr. Srinivasan must step down."


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The development - and the strong language used by the court - is believed to have caught the BCCI by surprise and thrown it into some disarray. While Srinivasan has refused to comment, three vice-presidents of the board have said there was no option but for him to comply with the court's orders. A board meeting is likely to be convened on Wednesday, at which the BCCI's response will be formalised.

The hearing, the first case of the day to be taken up in Supreme Court's Court No. 5, began with the BCCI lawyers stating that the Board agreed with the findings of the Mudgal panel report and asking the court to allow the BCCI to take its own actions in the light of panel recommendations. That was turned down by the court.

A PTI report said that the court stated that while it could not divulge details of the sealed envelope given to them by the Mudgal panel, the BCCI's lawyers were shown certain portions of the report. When the counsel, CA Sundaram, said "We have not seen the contents of the report in the sealed cover", Justice Patnaik is believed to have summoned him to the bench and had him read a portion of the sealed envelope report.

Justice Patnaik said: "Though there is no definite finding in the report in the sealed cover, the allegations are so serious they require further investigation, which the BCCI can't do on its own and it has to be done by an outside agency. That's why we are saying that Mr. Srinivasan must step down for a fair probe....In view of this, I need some answers, come back with an answer."

N Srinivasan at a media gathering after a meeting of the BCCI, Kolkata, May 26, 2013
If N Srinivasan does not heed the court's recommendation to step down, it will be 'forced to pass an order' on Thursday © AFP

In his early statements, Justice Patnaik questioned the wide divergence in the findings of the investigations conducted by the BCCI-appointed two-man probe panel and the Mudgal Committee panel. He wanted to know if the BCCI-appointed panel had been "managed." The BCCI counsel's reply was that the two-man BCCI panel did not have the "wherewithal" of the Mudgal panel, that the Mumbai and Delhi police investigations were under way and that the Mumbai police had refused to depose before their panel.

Srinivasan would not comment on the issue saying he had not "read" the court's recommendations. However Ravi Savant, a BCCI vice-president, said if the Supreme Court had issued a clear directive it would have to be followed. His words were echoed by Shivlal Yadav, who said he would be willing to take up any task he is given.

Another BCCI vice-president said no one was prepared for this scenario. "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," the official said.

"We know what has happened to Subrata Roy [the Sahara chief]," the official said. "He defied the court's order and look where he is now."

The Supreme Court had appointed a three-member committee, headed by former High Court judge Mukul Mudgal and comprising additional solicitor general L Nageswara Rao and Assam Cricket Association member Nilay Dutta, in October 2013 to conduct an independent inquiry into the allegations of corruption against Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Super Kings owner India Cements, and Rajasthan Royals team owner Jaipur IPL Cricket Private Ltd, as well as with the larger mandate of allegations around betting and spot-fixing in IPL matches and the involvement of players. The committee had submitted its findings to the court on February 10.

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Posted by   on (March 28, 2014, 7:07 GMT)

better time for indian cricket will start now

Posted by   on (March 27, 2014, 11:41 GMT)

Orders of Sumpreme must be obeyed

Posted by thinkgood on (March 26, 2014, 14:26 GMT)

Udendra : Not more than Sharad Pawar or Jagmohan Dalmia have played cricket.

Posted by Udendra on (March 26, 2014, 6:58 GMT)

For my information, has Srinivasan ever played cricket?

Posted by archis100 on (March 26, 2014, 4:55 GMT)

It is neither purely an Indian problem, nor just an IPL problem -- it is a Srinivasan problem. Let us recognize it as such and fix it, once and for all. Also, with our collective goodwill, let India and its IPL prosper! Anyone involved should also be eliminated. However, why bring down the whole CSK? As a process, can we see a day when cricketers are given due control and leadership roles in these organizations? They can always hire professional help for management/administration logistics, but the core should never be left to people like Srinivasan.

Posted by   on (March 26, 2014, 4:52 GMT)

its the right decision the culprits in this corruption saga must be punished

Posted by   on (March 26, 2014, 4:03 GMT)

Comments by Indian fans are most encouraging. It shows that as much as we, the helpless third tier Asian Fans, Indian Fans too loath Indian Cricket Administration, more so Mr. Sirinivasan. They know that it is their Cricket Administrators who have sullied the respect and admiration we had for Indian Cricketers and the team as a whole. As some comments rightly claimed I, too love India getting beaten by any team. It is pathetic but is true by most now.

Posted by techie77 on (March 25, 2014, 18:27 GMT)

Wow. It's best news have heard in relation to Indian cricket for a long time. Hopefully this starts a process of thorough clean-up within the Indian Cricket system. Supreme Court!! You Rock !!

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

GOOD, not only for Indian Cricket but for World Cricket..

Posted by metadata on (March 25, 2014, 18:20 GMT)

This is a good day for cricket. Hopefully this will lead to a more sensible dialogue in world cricket/

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

The best news I have heard in a loong time .He has caused heavy damage to Indian cricket .He is the biggest problem and has to go not some player or coach .He has destroyed India 's relationship with Pak Ban SL and most unfortunately SA .SA was one of our best allies .I remember the warm welcome IPL got from SA fans and they were so happy with Ind cricket.No wonder we get nasty comments from fans of other countries and they hope for our loss nowadays.Hope whoever is elected next will focus on rebuilding relations with other boards especially PAK and SA. Want to see Ind vs Pak test series and a whole tour actually .

Posted by glen1 on (March 25, 2014, 17:20 GMT)

This is judicial overreach in the context of a weak Government. The Government has to step in and lay out rules for governance of sports bodies and betting if any. There are a million issues bothering the common poor man in India, which courts should spend their precious time on; instead, they are getting into this bollywood fray. Supreme Court is overstepping its reach.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 17:14 GMT)

better late than never...

Posted by Smart-ARSE on (March 25, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Good decision. I think the BCCI needs a major overhaul. Administration rights should be given to ex-cricketers and experts instead of money minded businessmen like NS. Also IPL should be shortened to a month and must not interfere with any of the international games, whether they are played by NZ/WI/BAN/ENG or not. Strict anti corruption rules must be in place and all cricketers must pay IT regularly. Ofcourse DRS must be made mandatory and also BCCI should work with ICC in improving the system. You may convince me that I dreamt the above changes but I really wish they come true. Optimistic Indian Fan. Jai Hind.

Posted by ramz30380 on (March 25, 2014, 16:59 GMT)

@bhushanB Kochi Tuskers was dissolved because nobody knew who was managing the team and there wasnt a proper company running the show....

Deccan Chargers was taken over by another Franchise - the team remained only tht they are operating under a new name & management

Pune Warriors was given up by Sahara because they refused to pay up the Franchise Fee....

Can u tell me which other team was dissolved for owner actions? The best thing wud be is for NS to resign all posts in the BCCI & act only as a team owner and nothing else!

All tht we are discussing here are mere speculations, still we do not know wht the sealed envelope contains. Let the apex court clean all this mess. In fact, i wud like to see proper cricketers as adminstrators - which will help Indian cricket....

Posted by yuvi_gladiator on (March 25, 2014, 16:27 GMT)

ok they figured what sanity means, good for us

Posted by slazenger on (March 25, 2014, 16:26 GMT)

Good for Indian cricket as well as world cricket. ICC should have a backbone to say this much earlier.

Posted by BalaSenty on (March 25, 2014, 16:11 GMT)

Wrll done Supreme court, they should also pass order to govern BCCI by former cricketers and coach with IAS ranked officers for administration

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 15:42 GMT)

The sad part is, it is really hard to find honest good men where money abounds. Cricket = money today in India. I am not even sure that how many of the young kids who are taking to cricket just for the love of the game and are not pushed into it by parents and relatives eyeing an IPL like pay day.

Posted by android_user on (March 25, 2014, 15:24 GMT)

Can that person still be eligible to become first ICC Chairman after Big 3?? And did this impact on BIG 3?

Posted by hanumanthchavala on (March 25, 2014, 15:21 GMT)

bhushanB if you know the value of cricket you dont speak like that about test cricket only nonsense cricket knowledge people talks more about ipl

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 15:21 GMT)

Charity begins at home...

Posted by FredBoycott on (March 25, 2014, 15:15 GMT)

In the sealed envelope are next weeks Indian Lottery winning numbers.

Posted by stalefresh on (March 25, 2014, 15:10 GMT)

Awesome. Finally there is sunshine after rain, and happiness after pain. Cheers to the law in India.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 15:08 GMT)

I hope the indian supreme court pass a unbiased judgement. ppl who try to be gods come down the same way as subroto roy and shrinivasan will come .. i hope justice is done .

Posted by gdalvi on (March 25, 2014, 14:38 GMT)

Totally made my day - best news ever. Hopefully the undeserved stranglehold of TN and CSK on India team selection will significantly reduce. Hopefully dhoni is forced out of test team altogether and Ashwin/Jadeja/Vijay will also be booted out soon. Raina will be only playing T20 for India.More deserving and talented players will get chance and players will not go on tour as tourists, but actually play the game. Please post.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (March 25, 2014, 14:31 GMT)

Should have happened before the revamp proposal.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 14:30 GMT)

No Politician or Businessman should be allowed in Sports administration. Only former players and coaches know the game. Do these politicians or businessmen ever had a cricket bat in their hand? Well done Supreme Court!!! You really acted like the Supreme!

Posted by wolf777 on (March 25, 2014, 14:12 GMT)

He runs BCCI, owns CSK, CSK captain is Indian captain too. and now he will be running ICC as well. Nobody sees any conflict of interest here?

Posted by PratUSA on (March 25, 2014, 14:10 GMT)

Great news! Can't wait to see cricket rid of this man, for whom personal whims and ego are way more important than the game he professes to love and serve.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 13:25 GMT)

Wow this is even better , now had over the future of cricket to BCCI

Posted by Jonah58 on (March 25, 2014, 13:22 GMT)

Ah this is one of the 3 men who now control cricket globally and have made a grab for all the games finances to be put at their control is it? hmmm

Posted by bhushanB on (March 25, 2014, 13:19 GMT)


Totally agree with your following comments...1) and 2).... but there are ppl who want to watch a 5 day Draw.. and I am one who caught this passionin the last 5 yrs or so

: 1. IPL is an excellent format which is the single reason for cricket in India to prosper. Players have gotten more secure, people in the Domestic circuit can still be famous and content, even if they don't get to play for India (meaning their hard work won't go to waste), stadiums and overall infrastructure in the country has suddenly become high class. Retired players get good income and taxes gotten through the IPL by the government is a million times more than you and I have contributed to society. 2. What IPL needs is a clean up and not complete abandonment. 3. Test cricket is my most fav format, but IPL and T20 has only made Test cricket more interesting and it has not brought it down as some might believe. Nobody wants to see 5 days of two teams getting 500 runs and game ending in a draw.

Posted by bhushanB on (March 25, 2014, 13:09 GMT)


I think teams have been dissoved in the past for the wrong actions of the owners........ May be I am wrong...

Posted by baghels.a on (March 25, 2014, 13:09 GMT)

@Presynaras, i agree totally with all your points , i especially endorse your point that domestic cricketers who toil hard all year long and there are many talented domestic cricketers who for some reason can't make it to the Indian team , here is where IPL comes in as it provides them with a platform to get noticed and earm some appreciation and offcourse money.

I sincerely hope that this Srinivasan saga does not affect Indian team performances in ongoing T20 WC.While we all agree that IPL and cricket in general needs to be cleaned up but certain media outlets particularly some TV channels are jumping the gun and are being iresponsible while speculating on names which that sealed envelop might contain, lets law take its own course ...

Posted by vsroc on (March 25, 2014, 11:56 GMT)

Posted by Venkat Sraman on (March 25,2014) It is time that BCCI President Shri.N.Srinivasan must step down immediately in line with the Supreme Court order.This is in the interest of cricket and organisation of cricket in India.There must be a thorough clean up of administration of cricket in India before it starts further love all.This will further improve the system administration of cricket in India.

Posted by ramz30380 on (March 25, 2014, 11:50 GMT)

@ Rahul Padhi right mate... thats wht any cricket lover would want - who cares abt adminstrators anyway.. as long as u have the right team in the part and the team is not scrapped, its fine!

Posted by Cricket_Fan_on_a_good_day on (March 25, 2014, 11:49 GMT)

Thank you Supreme Court. Good News for Indian Cricket and the Cricketing fraternity in general.

Posted by android_user on (March 25, 2014, 11:42 GMT)

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Posted by Saif_Khan90 on (March 25, 2014, 11:38 GMT)

Indian cricket will also start with a clean state if the court, reveals the names of the players involved in betting etc. Fans deserve to know, that the players they watch and support are clean. Cheers

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 11:24 GMT)

It's amusing to see the ICC, keeping mum despite all these serous allegation. I mean, the SC has stated that there are some serous allegations in that envelope, which also contains the names of the players. Anyway, well done to Justice Patnaik and Fakkir Kalifulla for taking some steps to clean Indian cricket. All the best.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (March 25, 2014, 11:18 GMT)

Made my day, first thing in the morning!! Adios, Srinivasan.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (March 25, 2014, 11:13 GMT)

Around wat all things going on , a BIG THANKS to SC as fir the first time a string statement was passed that no one is above law....and for those who are saying that it is a plot against CSK kindly note that CSK is the most highly rated team , so even if india cement withdraws frim CSK a ton of other will support it so no worry.

Posted by yoohoo on (March 25, 2014, 11:12 GMT)

It is sad, because srinivasan was the best cheif BCCI has had. The rest lack the vision and the calibre to take the interests of Indian Cricket forward.

This is nothing but a witch-hunt.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 10:47 GMT)

@Navin Kumar lame way to defend the allegations.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 10:45 GMT)

CSK Needs to go.. You dont write the exam you are supposed to conduct.

Posted by pradeepp81 on (March 25, 2014, 10:32 GMT)

Not jealous of CSK...its just that no cricket administrator should hold any stake (directly or indirectly) in any IPL team. Same goes for the selection committee. There is something called "Conflict of Interest" and that's a big big thing in business and Law !!

Posted by SajMc on (March 25, 2014, 10:30 GMT)

Good news for indian cricket, but bad news is when the name of some icons of team come out, it will cause heartbreak to us. But hopefully it will be for better.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 10:08 GMT)

I see lots of jealous going around team CSK , why u people want to sack CSK ( so u wont have a best side to beat so ur so called team can win IPL ) ,

Posted by pradeepp81 on (March 25, 2014, 10:04 GMT)

A lot of trouble has come with CSK.. conflict of interest is the big one.. they even changed the by laws to accommodate that.. first step is to scrap CSK.. how on earth an administrator be a owner?

Posted by haq33 on (March 25, 2014, 10:03 GMT)

Name the players, or all this circus performance is for nothing.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 9:50 GMT)

thanxx to Indian sc ...

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 9:34 GMT)

We would like to know the players whose names are in the report. Media should bring it out.

Posted by Hardy1 on (March 25, 2014, 9:34 GMT)

@Presynaras, with regards to CSK it's not about how many stakeholders they have. Obviously they're the biggest franchise & the most powerful people in Indian cricket are involved in the team, but that's exactly where the problem lies. They quite simply broke the rules & the rules state that the team should now be scrapped, but that seems unlikely to happen just because of the amount of power the franchise has, which is a disgrace.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 9:31 GMT)

Not all hope is lost then! The question is, from here on can we rejuvenate the cricket as a game from its current structure of being a business only? I hope the fate of cricket will be better than wrestling (WWE).

Posted by Farce-Follower on (March 25, 2014, 9:27 GMT)

CSK and RR will have to wind up. Otherwise the Supreme Court would step in for that too. There are far too many shady dealings with these two franchises. For the sake of Indian cricket, these two highly compromised teams need to dissolve.

Posted by sahbas_s on (March 25, 2014, 9:26 GMT)

This means he cannot run as president of ICC later in this year. Major blow for Big3

Posted by mzm149 on (March 25, 2014, 9:26 GMT)

People would like to know the names of 6 Indian capped players, mentioned in the report, who were involved in IPL betting and match fixing.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 9:13 GMT)

Thank god. I hope finally.. finally justice will be served :)

Posted by Raymond92 on (March 25, 2014, 8:59 GMT)

Sanity has finally prevailed. It's taken a while but baby steps.

Posted by Presynaras on (March 25, 2014, 8:44 GMT)

Scrapping CSK and RR would be ridiculous. Both these teams do not have one single owner but a lot of stake holders. So if I am a stakeholder in a franchise and due to some infighting with other stake holders, I want to bring it down, I can go and bet, get bad name for my franchise and bring down the whole team. Personally, I won't get into a big trouble, because betting is still a minor offense in India and is not an offense abroad, but I would be happy bringing down the company. So the 11.3 clause is flawed in that regard. Also constant chopping and adding of teams does not bring credibility to the ipl and no follower could whole heartedly support a team, because we don't know when some team will get brought down for what reason. Already DC, KTK and PWI are gone, now CSK and RR being scrapped is not good for IPL. RCB now has accusations mad against it of betting as well. So this is not good for IPL

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 8:26 GMT)

Best thing ever happened to world cricket. World cricket is a better place without these guys....

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 8:25 GMT)

All I can say is, the SC is doing a wonderful job of not only cleaning the Indian Politics, but also Indian Sports. I wish that the high & the mighty in India had some morals by themselves, but I guess that is too much to ask for. I just wonder sometimes, while our kids have great role models for sports, movie stars etc. where are they going to get honest role models for being a part of government, bureaucracy, politics etc. ?

Posted by Presynaras on (March 25, 2014, 8:20 GMT)

Few things for Indian fans to consider before asking everything to be taken down: 1. IPL is an excellent format which is the single reason for cricket in India to prosper. Players have gotten more secure, people in the Domestic circuit can still be famous and content, even if they don't get to play for India (meaning their hard work won't go to waste), stadiums and overall infrastructure in the country has suddenly become high class. Retired players get good income and taxes gotten through the IPL by the government is a million times more than you and I have contributed to society. 2. What IPL needs is a clean up and not complete abandonment. 3. Test cricket is my most fav format, but IPL and T20 has only made Test cricket more interesting and it has not brought it down as some might believe. Nobody wants to see 5 days of two teams getting 500 runs and game ending in a draw. 4. Money from Test alone isn't enough to Indian cricket to prosper. 5. ODI is on the wane internationally.

Posted by prasanna_79 on (March 25, 2014, 8:19 GMT)

A step in the right direction & light at the end of the tunnel.. Though cricinfo made sure that my earlier comments were not published .., I am glad that finally justice has prevailed..!! Jai Hindh..!!!

Posted by subbuamdavadi on (March 25, 2014, 7:43 GMT)

I have interacted with Justice AK Patnaik when he came to our college for a seminar. Very idealistic and no-nonsense person. As Indians we should be proud of Brand IPL and if this case can ensure its sanctity, it will only make the game and brand IPL stronger.

Posted by ramz30380 on (March 25, 2014, 7:42 GMT)

Why should CSK be sacked? Guys this is a team, not a business to dissolve!!! Even companies cannot be dissolved just like that! The apex court is taking action, lets wait and see for the next course of action. Players or the fans must not be punished for no fault of theirs!!!

Posted by imransaheb on (March 25, 2014, 7:36 GMT)

Best news for Indian cricket on the whole.He should have been asked to pack his bags long ago.

Posted by Sandt on (March 25, 2014, 7:34 GMT)

Good News for Indian Cricket. He should be removed and should not include any activity for cricket in India.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 7:31 GMT)

The happiest news after long time... Well done Supreme Court of India,,,,

Posted by Rahul_78 on (March 25, 2014, 7:27 GMT)

A right and just step by Honorable Court. However lets hope it is a beginning of a probe into allegation into Indian cricket. As an Indian cricket fan I sincerely hope that truth be prevailed and if there is anyone guilty then Indian judicial system and not BCCI should punish them accordingly. Also it hurts me to see people commenting on this forum and arguing for Indian teams chances in the World T20 and CSK in IPL. The game is what matters the most and it should be cleansed thoroughly.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 7:25 GMT)

reveal the contents of the report... and make ganguly the president with dravid, kumble and srinath a part

Posted by coolpir on (March 25, 2014, 7:20 GMT)

A good decision by the Indian supreme Court. Test cricket is declining day by day.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 7:19 GMT)

Finally good news for World Cricket ! Justice prevails, Hat's off to Apex Court so far.

Posted by shamieshane on (March 25, 2014, 7:17 GMT)

Amazing, amazing, amazing news...Thank you supreme court for such a stand and give us faith. I'm expecting a proper investigation and all the details should be revealed to the rest of the world doesn't matter whoever involved

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 7:16 GMT)

Finally, some sense prevails. Hats off to the supreme court. The apex court should not allow anyone related to the BCCI to have anything with the investigation of the IPL fixing scandal.

Posted by circ on (March 25, 2014, 7:15 GMT)

Haroon Lorgat & Lalit Modi will be very happy.

Posted by android_user on (March 25, 2014, 7:14 GMT)

now something good will happen to BCCI...may it be SA tour or may it be DRS issue...we fans and Indian team has been taking lots of bashing because of MONEY RICH B C C I...

Posted by pitch_curator on (March 25, 2014, 7:10 GMT)

Supreme court is one of the few institutions in India which has lot of integrity and guts. Even the govt fears it sometimes.

Posted by princemoses on (March 25, 2014, 7:09 GMT)

Hallelujah! Wish he steps down....... for real!

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 7:04 GMT)

Why CSK should be punished. do not bring business rivalry and jealousy into the play here. the cricketers from CSK could not have done anything wrong. i think regional politics and the CSK players performance is the one that is playing up here and anti sri issues are the reasons for interested parties to make wild comments and suggestions. if the Judges has made a observation it is upto the persons concerned to abide by such decisions and others need not try to bring their personal observations into open here.

Posted by android_user on (March 25, 2014, 7:01 GMT)

Thank you to the judge who has reinstalled my confidence in Indian cricket. First act by new leader should be to revoke the 3 team system. Secondly, complying to drs. Thirdly, to release it's tight grip on the ICC which has made the ICC look bad for the past half a decade

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 6:54 GMT)

finally some good news for indian cricket lovers. now the ICC should also ask Mr. Srinivasan to pack his bags...

Posted by saithesailor on (March 25, 2014, 6:53 GMT)

excellent judgement!I am happy that at least somebody got it right....

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 6:53 GMT)

There goes India's wt20 chances...

Posted by Syed92786 on (March 25, 2014, 6:53 GMT)

he must resign and Lalit modi should be appointed...

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 6:52 GMT)

Why Supreme Court asks N. Srinivasan to step aside. why cant it can issue an order.

Posted by tanstell87 on (March 25, 2014, 6:51 GMT)

Srinivasan should have stepped down earlier when his son in law was named but he chose not to...this time though the writing is on the wall...but Srini was a good administrator who brought big money in Indian cricket alongside Lalit Modi...

CSK should not be sacked but dissolved and they bring new team from Madras with same players & may be a new name...

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 6:51 GMT)

"Supreme Court of India recommends that Srinivasan step down". Decision should be taken based on the betterment of the cricket and for society.

Posted by rshan on (March 25, 2014, 6:48 GMT)

It is only ethical that Srinivasan should have stepped down at the first place. He thought he was high and mighty and could wield his powers and stay on. Now he is forced to step down in shame. He has brought this humiliation upon himself for his arrogance. Waiting to hear what he has got to say when he reads the court's order.

Posted by anil.b on (March 25, 2014, 6:47 GMT)

Whilst our PM and his cabinet do little for the country is being run by the Supreme court. And thank God for that. What a legacy we have inherited. Can only blame ourselves for choosing such leaders.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 6:45 GMT)

Wow, a good move, ban the entire CSK team.

Posted by Zavierz on (March 25, 2014, 6:36 GMT)

ICC asking SiriNi to Step Up n Court asking for Step Down

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 6:28 GMT)

Well if indian court orders Srinivasan to step down.. would he still be icc chief I think world cricket should get rid of Srinivasan .

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 6:28 GMT)

What an awesome news. Made my day..... No please sack the entire CSK...

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Dec 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
Group A: Railways v Karnataka at Delhi
Dec 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
Group B: Saurashtra v Gujarat at Rajkot
Dec 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
Group C: Services v Andhra at Delhi
Dec 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
Group A: Tamil Nadu v M. Pradesh at Chennai
Dec 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
Group A: U. Pradesh v Mumbai at Kanpur
Dec 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
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