Sports ministry calls for Srinivasan's resignation

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The sports ministry Wednesday called for the resignation of BCCI president N. Srinivasan on moral grounds after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, chief executive of Chennai Super Kings, was arrested for his alleged links in IPL spot fixing.

"The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has observed with considerable disquiet, the reports about match and spot fixing in cricket. Board of Control for Cricket in India is inquiring into allegations of match and spot fixing," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said since there is a conflict of interest as Srinivasan-headed India Cements owns the Chennai Super Kings, so he should step aside pending the inquiry.

"As there is a conflict of interest in this inquiry, therefore BCCI President should tender his resignation on moral grounds, pending the outcome of the inquiry," the statement added.

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