In a telling blow to the BCCI, the Supreme Court, has in very strong words, asked N. Srinivasan to step down as Board chief. Saying that Srinivasan must go to ensure a fair probe to the IPL betting and match-fixing scandal, the Supreme Court said: "It's nauseating that N. Srinivasan continued as BCCI chief, he should go if cricket has to be cleaned." Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan of Chennai Super Kings has been indicted of betting in an inquiry report. According to IPL rules, Chennai can face expulsion if charges are proved.
Meanwhile, Srinivasan has refused to comment, saying he will "study" the court order. The hearing comes up again on March 27.