New Delhi: Injecting a new twist in the BCCI row in the wake of demands for N Srinivasan's resignation, former President Shashank Manohar on Wednesday demanded the suspension of the Indian Premier League till a thorough probe by the CBI is completed.
Manohar, who was succeeded as BCCI president by N Srinivasan, was also critical of the decision to stage a part of the 2014 IPL in the UAE next month, which he says "will further tarnish the already murky waters surrounding the tournament". ('N Srinivasan won't step down as BCCI president')
Manohar's call came just a day after Supreme Court made stinging observations that Srinivasan should step down to ensure a fair investigation to the IPL spot-fixing scandal. "The Supreme Courts observation is that there are very, very serious allegations made in the report and unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair probe can be conducted," Manohar said in a statement. (We will have to abide by Supreme Court's order, says BCCI vice-president Ravi Sawant)