Chennai: Despite a vast scandal that has ensnared Indian cricket and the arrest of his son-in-law, N Srinivasan, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India or BCCI has not been made to resign. Instead, an emergency meeting of the organisation today proved Mr Srinivasan remains bullet-proof: a compromise allows him to "step aside" as BCCI chief till a probe into spot-fixing allegations in the recently-concluded edition of the Indian Premier League or IPL is completed. Till then, Jagmohan Dalmiya, a former BCCI President, will lead a four-member team that will run the BCCI.
Critics of Mr Srinivasan, including Punjab Cricket Association chief IS Bindra, described the decision as "worse than match-fixing."
After the nearly three-hour meeting in Chennai, Mr Srinivasan said that none of the members of the working committee asked for his resignation. He described his decision to temporarily give up his powers as an "extraordinarily fair step."