Spot-fixing: BCCI working committee to meet in Chennai today

Chennai, June 2 (ANI): As pressure on BCCI Chief N Srinivasan to quit the top post in the wake of spot fixing scandal is mounting, an emergency meeting of the BCCI working committee is scheduled to be held in Chennai today.

The chorus for Srinivasan's ouster as BCCI President has grown louder with BCCI heavyweights appearing to be firm regarding his resignation. Union Minister and former BCCI boss Sharad Pawar has also joined in the attack.

The Sports Ministry has put pressure on Srinivasan, and said that he should tender his resignation on moral grounds, pending the outcome of the inquiry.

According to reports, the meeting will deliberate on the conditions laid down by Srinivasan for stepping aside. So far, Srinivasan has been refusing to resign from the post of BCCI president saying he had done nothing wrong.

His son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, owner of the IPL team Chennai Superkings has been arrested by the police along with some others on charges of betting during the IPL matches.

Ahead of the crucial BCCI meet, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla has resigned from the post. He took the decision to quit saying that he felt it necessary to do so in the light of the recent developments concerning BCCI, including the resignations of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke.

"I took the decision to quit in view of the recent controversies. I also took into account Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke's resignation before taking the decision," he said. (ANI)

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