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Live Updates: IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy — N Srinivasan agrees to step down, says unconfirmed reports

Live Updates: IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy — N Srinivasan to be asked to step aside unconditionally, say BCCI sources

N Srinivasan has put four conditions in place if he has to resign © AFP

Mumbai: Jun 2, 2013

13.20 hrs: N Srinivasan meets with chiefs of Mumbai and Vidarbha cricket associations, reports Times Now

BCCI President N Srinivasan meets with Mumbai Cricket Association Chief Ravi Sawant and Vidarbha Cricket Association Chief Prakash Dixit.

13.02 hrs: Shivlal Yadav open to become interim president of BCCI, reports NDTV

BCCI Vice-President Shivlal Yadav says he is interested in becoming the interim president. According to BCCI constitution Yadav qualifies for the post since he is the vice-president from the South Zone. If a president from the South Zone fails to complete his tenure, the vice-president stands to takeover as interim president.

12.54 hrs: N Srinivasan agrees to step down as BCCI President, reports Times Now

BCCI President N Srinivasan agrees to step down from his post. Interim President might take over till elections are held in September this year.

12.43 hrs: Sanjay Jagdale says he might attend BCCI Working Committee meeting, reports Times Now

“Since I have resigned I should not be part of the BCCI. Those who are there are capable. There have been requests for me to be part of the meeting through video conferencing. I probably will be part of it,” Jagdale told Times Now.

He also said that he has no problems with N Srinivasan.

“I don’t have any problems with N Srinivasan. I have not discussed any decision with him. It is his own decision,” he added on whether the BCCI President should or should not resign.

12.24 hrs: IS Bindra says security code breached during India’s tour to Sri Lanka in 2010

Punjab Cricket Association President IS Bindra has created a fresh controversy by claiming that a BCCI official had arm-twisted the Sri Lankan board to withdraw a report which violated the anti-corruption regulations during India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2010.

(With more inputs from PTI)

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12.08 hrs: IS Bindra says there is no point in BCCI meeting if N Srinivasan does not resign, reports NDTV

11.20 hrs: BCCI President N Srinivasan says he gave no terms for resignation, reports Times Now

11.00 hrs: N Srinivasan changes stance on Ajay Shirke and Sanjay Jagdale, reports Times Now

BCCI President N Srinivasan, who reportedly did not want Ajay Shirke and Sanjay Jagdale to attend the Working Committee meeting on Sunday, has changed his stance on them.

It is reported that even if they attend the meeting it would be through video conferencing.

10.35 hrs: N Srinivasan to step aside as BCCI President until spot-fixing probe ends, reports Times Now

10.20 hrs: IS Bindra says N Srinivasan must resign, reports Times Now

Punjab Cricket Association head IS Bindra wants N Srinivasan to resign as BCCI President in the best interest of the game.

10.00 hrs: Arun Jaitley not keen on becoming BCCI President, reports CNN IBN

BCCI Vice-President Arun Jaitley is not interested in becoming BCCI President in Lok Sabha general election year. Jaitley along with Rajeev Shukla and Anurag Thakur will attend Sunday’s Working Committee meeting via video conference.


9.45 hrs: Ajay Shirke might attend the BCCI’s Working Committee meeting, reports NDTV

Ajay Shirke, who resigned as BCCI Treasurer on Friday, might attend the BCCI’s Working Committee meeting on Sunday as head of the Maharashtra Cricket body.

8.57 hrs: N Srinivasan asked to step down as BCCI President unconditionally, reports CNN IBN

BCCI sources say they still have not come to a decision as to who will replace N Srinivasan if he resigns. Sources also say Shashank Manohar is not willing to become interim president.

8.39 hrs: N Srinivasan rejects request for Ajay Shirke and Sanjay Jagdale to attend BCCI meeting

Times Now reports that BCCI President N Srinivasan was requested by senior officials to let Ajay Shirke and Sanjay Jagdale to attend the emergency working committee meeting on Sunday.

But Srinivasan has rejected the request.

Mumbai: Jun 1, 2013

21.53 hrs: Lalit Modi slams Rajeev Shukla after the later’s resignation

Lalit Modi has held Rajeev Shukla responsible for the entire “mess” in India Premier League (IPL).

He said Shukla’s decision to merely resign from the position of the IPL chairman doesn’t absolve the politician-cum-cricket administrator from his “wrongdoings”.

(With more inputs from PTI)

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21.43 hrs: Ankeet Chavan to wed on Sunday under police surveillance

Tainted Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ankeet Chavan will marry IT consultant Neha Sambari in a low-key ceremony on Sunday in Mumbai. The entire ceremony will take place under police surveillance.

(With more inputs from PTI)

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21:13 hrs: Syed Kirmani calls for stringent laws to curb betting

Former India wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani today asked for formulation of stringent laws to curb betting in cricket.

“There should be stringent laws to prevent betting in cricket,” Kirmani, who was here to attend a function organised by a company, said while expressing disappointment at the happenings involving the gentleman’s game reports PTI.

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19.47 hrs: Former BCCI President AC Muthiah says Rajeev Shukla should have resigned long time back, reports CNN IBN

He also called for dissolution of the three-member inquiry commission, constituted by the BCCI to go into allegations of betting in Indian Premier League against embattled Board chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, in the wake of Sanjay Jagdale’s resignation from the panel.

(With more inputs from PTI)

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19.07 hrs: Kerela Cricket Association wants N Srinivasan to step down till probe is over

KCA said BCCI supremo N Srinivasan should not officiate as President till the spot fixing probe was over.

“He should not officiate as President till the inquiry is over. Only then people will have confidence in the inquiry and this will restore the image of BCCI and IPL and also that of the players,” KCA Secretary T C Mathew told PTI.

18.58 hrs: Rajeev Shukla resigns as PTI Chairman

PTI reports that Rajeev Shukla resigns as IPL Chairman. This is the third resignation in the ongoing saga as Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke quit on Friday night.



Shukla went on to say that he took the decision due to the turn of events in the spot-fixing saga. Read the full report here.

18. 28 hrs: CAB floats Jagmohan Dalmiya name as interim BCCI chief if NSrinivasan quits

he Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Saturday floated the name of Jagmohan Dalmiya as interim president of the Indian cricket board if N. Srinivasan stepped down, but said it would be game if board vice president Arun Jaitley replaced the incumbent.

(With inputs from IANS)

18.06 hrs: Sanjay Jagdale rules out BCCI return

Just a day after putting in his resignation as honarary secretary of the BCCI, Sanjay Jagdale has ruled out a return to fold in the future.

“I am not even looking at the possibility of coming back into the BCCI fold. I think I am done with my innings,” Jagdale said.

(With more inputs from PTI)

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17.40 hrs: BCCI members issue ultimatum to N Srinivasan, reports Times Now.

Members of the BCCI have issued President N Srinivasan an ultimatum saying they will all quit if he does not step down.

16.52 hrs: N Srinivasan wants to be restored once cleared, reports NDTV.

BCCI President N Srinivasan adds another condition before resigning. He says he should be restored as President once he is cleared.

16.33 hrs: Niranjan Shah says IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy is disgraceful

BCCI Vice-President Niranjan Shah has said the IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy has become increasingly “disgraceful” but stopped short of demanding under-fire President N Srinivasan’s resignation.

“It is much regrettable and distressing that the situation is getting aggravated in increasingly disgraceful manner… the matter pertaining resignation of BCCI’s president Mr. Srinivasan should rather be a matter between himself and the rules and regulations of the Board,” Shah said.

(With more inputs from PTI)

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16.05 hrs: Change in timing of BCCI emergency meeting

BCCI to hold emergency meeting at 2.30 pm on Sunday, reports Times Now.

It was earlier reported that the meeting would be at 11.00 am.

15.05 hrs: N Srinivasan sets condition before resigning, reports Times Now.

BCCI President N Srinivasan agrees to step down from his post, but wants to represent India in the ICC.

Sources also say that he wants someone from within the board to take over if he steps down. He also wants to appoint his own treasurer and secretary before resigning.

Reports also say that Srinivasan does not want Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke to return to the BCCI board again.

14.42 hrs: Dilip Vengsarkar says BCCI’s image has been tarnished, reports Times Now.

The former India captain said that the recent controversies have tarnished the image of the BCCI.

“The recent events have shown the BCCI in a very poor light. It’s not only disheartening but extremely upsetting to see the name of the board being sullied,” he said.

“Those who are responsible must make sure to try and regain some credibility. Greedy officials must be shown the door and people with credibility, integrity, and passion for the game must be inducted,” he added.

14.02 hrs: Sourav Ganguly feels MS Dhoni should have made a statement about spot-fixing row

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly says MS Dhoni should have clarified his stance on the Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing controversy, reports Times Now.

“Dhoni is in the toughest position at the moment. But he should have made a one-line statement. He could have said, ‘Listen, we have got a Champions Trophy to play and we can restore the faith by winning it.’,” Ganguly said.

“I can sympathize with him as everyone wants an explanation from him,” he added.

13.24 hrs: BCCI President N Srinivasan says he will quit if members have lost faith in him, reports NDTV.

13.02 hrs: N Srinivasan likely to resign, Shashank Manohar might step in

N Srinivasan calls for emergency meeting of the BCCI off-bearers at 11.00 am on Sunday in Chennai, reports Headlines Today.

IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla says Board will make important announcement after the meet. Srinivasan likely to tender his resignation.

Shashank Manohar likely to step in place of Srinivasan as interim president.

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12:22 hrs: BCCI emergency meeting to be held on June 2 at 11 AM

South Zone Vice President Shivlal Yadav said that the BCCI Working Committee emergency meeting will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 11 AM, reports Times Now.

12:06 hrs: BCCI emergency meeting could be in next 48 hours

BCCI Working Committee meeting that was earlier scheduled between June 6-8 is likely to be held in the next 48 hours, reports Times Now.

Earlier, BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley told the media, “Wait for a day and you will hear something significant.”

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BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, “It is very important to clean the image of cricket. Just wait for a day or so.”

10:18 hrs: Central Zone Vice President mulling resignation

Central Zone Vice President Sudhir Dabir considering resignation by today if N Srinivasan doesn’t resign, reports Times Now.

09:02 hrs: BCCI members issue ultimatum to N Srinivasan

BCCI members today issued an ultimatum to N Srinivasan to resign or there will be mass resignation, reports Times Now.

09:01 hrs: Arun Jaitley and Anurag Thakur speak out

BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley have asked the media to wait for Sunday and something significant will come up.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said that the resignation of two BCCI officials were unfortunate.

00.15 hrs: BCCI’s Working Committee meeting likely to be held earlier

CNN-IBN reports that the emergency BCCI Working Committee meeting that was earlier scheduled between June 6-8 is likely to be held earlier.
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