Former cricketers welcome decision to make Sunil Gavaskar BCCI president

The Supreme Court named Sunil Gavaskar as the interim president of the BCCI and said that the Indian Premier League would go ahead as scheduled.

updated: March 28, 2014 16:12 IST
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Mumbai: Former Test stalwarts Chandu Borde, Ajit Wadekar and Kiran More hailed the Supreme Court's order on Friday to make Sunil Gavaskar as the president of the BCCI for IPL affairs as beneficial to the image of the T20 League which is under a cloud following last season's spot-fixing and betting scandal.

"This is a very good thing that the Supreme Court has done. It's a great opportunity to the cricketers as cricket would be given priority in IPL whose image has taken quite a beating because of the allegations of betting, match fixing etc," said Borde from Pune. (BCCI defends MS Dhoni)

"Gavaskar is a man known for playing with the straight bat. There will be a lot of transparency under his guidance. He is known to have his own mind and I don't think anyone would dare to indulge in corrupt practices with him at the helm," said the 79-year-old Borde.

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