Beleaguered N Srinivasan had been requested to step aside till the three-member panel probing match-fixing allegations in the Indian Premier League submits its report. Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla told reporters in Delhi on Wednesday that during the period of the investigation, it has been suggested that Srinivasan stay away. Shukla was speaking after a meeting with Arun Jaitley, a BCCI vice-president and an influential member in the Board.
"He is an elected president and we have suggested that he should stay away till the probe is over. It is finally his decision to step aside or not but considering the image of the Board, Srinivasan can temporarily keep away from BCCI's activities," Shukla said. This is the first time, Shukla, a known Srinivasan ally has spoken out against the embattled BCCI president.
"Till the probe into the IPL controversy is completed, BCCI chief N Srinivasan should dissociate himself from the board." added Shukla. "The credibility of Board is supreme and the image of cricket in the country is important to us."