New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar said he was willing to take the helm of India's embattled cricket board Thursday after a proposal by the Supreme Court designed to stem the damage from a betting scandal. (Also read: Supreme wants Gavaskar to be BCCI president)
At a dramatic hearing in New Delhi, a panel of judges also called for the banning of two teams from this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), in a potentially devastating blow to a tournament which begins next month.
After warning the incumbent N. Srinivasan that they could order him to quit, the judges proposed 64-year-old Gavaskar take over on an interim basis as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. "In the place of Srinivasan, we propose to appoint an experienced cricket player like Sunil Gavaskar to replace him and function as BCCI president," said Justice A.K. Patnaik, the panel's chairman.