Rajkot: Former Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Niranjan Shah on Thursday said the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal has damaged the cricket Board's reputation and welcomed the Supreme Court proposals to clean up the popular game. He, however, was not in favour of appointing former captain Sunil Gavaskar as BCCI President, in place of N Srinivasan, as suggested by the Supreme Court. (Also read: Supreme wants Gavaskar to be BCCI president)
"The betting and spot-fixing scandal has damaged the BCCI's reputation and we should welcome the apex court proposals to clean up cricket," Shah said.
Shah said it was a tough day for BCCI in the Supreme Court, which also proposed suspension of franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from IPL 7 till the pendency of the betting and spot fixing case. "Today was a bad day for BCCI as the apex court has proposed that Board President N Srinivasan be replaced by Sunil Gavaskar and Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals be suspended from from IPL 7," he said. (Srinivasan will step aside, BCCI's offer to Supreme Court)