Rajeev Shukla steps down as the chairman of the Indian Premier League

Shukla said that he took into account the resignations of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke before taking the decision to step down.

updated: June 02, 2013 12:48 IST
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New Delhi: Rajeev Shukla on Saturday resigned as the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) amid the raging spot-fixing controversy that has rocked Indian cricket. His resignation piles up pressure on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan to step down.

Mr Shukla took the decision to quit just a day before the emergency meeting of the BCCI's working committee in Chennai.

"I have decided to quit as IPL Chairman. It is a decision which I was pondering over for some time. I think it is time to step down," Mr Shukla told PTI.

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