Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the Indian Premier League corruption scandal, was a happy man on Tuesday after the Supreme Court decided to come hard on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan.
After taking into account the Justice Mudgal Committee report, the apex court asked Srinivasan to step down from his post so that there could be a fair probe into the spot fixing saga that rocked Indian cricket last season. ('N Srinivasan won't step down as BCCI president')
"Obviously, I am very happy with what the Supreme Court has noted. I have been saying this since the day the IPL scandal broke. Srinivasan has hijacked the BCCI and it was not possible to hold any fair investigations.Now that the Supreme Court has asked him to step down, I am hoping the house will be set in order soon. Thursday's verdict would be crucial," Verma told mid-day from New Delhi. (Step down Srinivasan: Supreme Court's order to BCCI president)
Verma, the secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar, had challenged the BCCI probe committee's verdict in the Bombay High Court that gave a clean chit to Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. If Srinivasan still remains defiant on not stepping down, the Supreme Court has said it would pass an order on Thursday. (IPL scam: Top-10 developments)