BCCI to 'oppose' Sunil Gavaskar as interim president: sources

In the wake of the betting and spot-fixing scandal in the IPL 2013, Supreme Court had suggested that a person like Sunil Gavaskar could replace N Srinivasan as the board's interim president.

updated: March 27, 2014 23:23 IST
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to 'oppose' Sunil Gavaskar as its interim president in the Supreme Court on Friday, according to sources. The BCCI might argue that it has its own set of rules and has no place to accommodate an 'external' candidate like the former Indian Test captain. However, BCCI's offer of N Srinivasan stepping down will continue to stand. (Sunil Gavaskar ready for any challenge)

Levelling charges of conflict of interest against the current BCCI president N Srinivasan, the apex court suggested that Gavaskar could take over as interim president till the probe on Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan for his involvement in betting during the IPL 2013 is completed.

BCCI is also likely to put forth the point that it has ex-cricketers like Shivlal Yadav and Anil Kumble as members and they can take over, if required. (Niranjan Shah hails Supreme Court's move to clean up cricket). BCCI is also likely to argue that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the two teams which are being investigated, be allowed to participate in this year's ipl. The board will say that their absence will hit the tournament financially and BCCI could suffer losses to the tune of Rs. 400 crores.

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