N Srinivasan's future as BCCI president is now in the hands of a group of senior politicians who are part of the BCCI, some of them holding positions on the board. These politicians, cutting across party lines, had maintained a studied silence through the spot-fixing and betting scandal and even after Srinivasan asserted his decision to stay on in charge following the arrest of his son-in-law and top Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan. That sparked outrage among the public, and especially in the media, that these politiians had failed to apply the standards of probity and transparency to Srinivasan that they demand in the political sphere. On Wednesday, it seemed that the wheels had started moving - prompted, most likely, with an eye on the general elections due in 2014 - and politicians began speaking out. The power they wield goes far beyond cricket and is more than sufficient to twist arms on the board. Here's the who's who of the BCCI's political bosses

Arun Jaitley
President, Delhi & District Cricket Association; vice-president, BCCI; and member, IPL governing council
MP (BJP), Leader of the Opposition Party in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament
What he said: The Supreme Court has given it (BCCI) a 15-day time limit. It will give its report which will come up before the Disciplinary Committee. Be rest assured we are going to take tough action (against anyone found guilty).

Narendra Modi
President, Gujarat Cricket Association
Chief Minister, Gujarat (from the BJP)
What he said: Nothing

Anurag Thakur
President, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association and joint secretary, BCCI
MP, Lok Sabha (BJP)
What he said: Nothing

Rajiv Shukla
Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association and chairman, IPL governing council
MP (Congress), federal junior minister for parliamentary affairs
What he said: No official press conference since the first arrests on May 16.

Jyotiraditya Scindia
President, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association
MP (Congress), federal junior minister for power
What he said: The only politician in the BCCI to say Srinivasan should step down

CP Joshi
President, Rajasthan Cricket Association
MP (Congress), federal minister for railways and road transport
What he said: Nothing

Farooq Abdullah
President, Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association
MP (National Conference) and federal minister for new and renewable energy
What he said: "Let the investigation get over. If it comes out in investigation that N Srinivasan is responsible, he will go, he is an honourable man."