Under increasing pressure to resign, N Srinivasan, the powerful head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has called an emergency meeting tomorrow in Chennai to confront the crisis that has engulfed Indian cricket with allegations of spot-fixing and betting in this year's IPL tournament, which ended six days ago.
Sources say that Mr Srinivasan, whose son-in-law has been arrested, has indicated that he will quit as the president of India's richest sports body if board members have lost faith in him.
But sources also say that the BCCI chief has laid down a set of conditions before he steps down. These reportedly include a credible face replacing him temporarily till he is reinstated as the Board chief once his name is cleared in the ongoing controversy. Shashank Manohar, who preceded Mr Srinivasan as the BCCI boss, is reportedly the frontrunner to take charge should Mr Srinivasan quit.