Under fire for probe into his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's alleged role in spot-fixing, N Srinivasan had said that he had not been asked to resign as president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sources within the Board however revealed that some members 'had practically told him to quit.'
NDTV has learnt that several members had either wanted or had gone to the extent of telling Srinivasan to step down as chief of BCCI. This comes in sharp contrast to his Sunday's statement that the Board was united and that no one in BCCI had asked him to step down. (Related read: Eden Gardens' crowd boos Srinivasan)
"I wish to ensure to the cricketing world that this is completely untrue and there's unity in the BCCI. And I've not been asked by anybody to resign. To the contrary, my support is complete and I refuse to yield into unfair and motivated attacks. I intend to continue my duties as president of the BCCI." Srinivasan had said in a press conference in Kolkata on Sunday. (Read full report here)