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N Srinivasan-led top brass of BCCI has damaged Indian cricket: Sharad Pawar

Sharad pawar (right) © IANS
Sharad pawar (right) © IANS

Mar 28, 2014

Former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sharad Pawar on Friday slammed the current leadership of the board, including the troubled chief N Srinivasan for denting the image of Indian cricket.

“IPL fixing saga has hurt the image of Indian cricket,” Pawar told Times Now.

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The Supreme Court of India is expected to issue an order on Friday for the beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief, N Srinivasan to quit, after proposing batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as his replacement over a betting scandal.

A two-judge panel has warned the BCCI that it will issue an order for Srinivasan’s dismissal on Friday after describing his refusal to quit so far as “nauseating”.

At a dramatic hearing in New Delhi on Thursday, a panel of judges also called for the banning of two teams from this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), in a potentially devastating blow to a tournament which begins next month, AFP reported.

At a dramatic hearing in New Delhi on Thursday, a panel of judges also called for the banning of two teams from this year’s IPL, in a potentially devastating blow to a tournament which begins next month.

The judges also proposed that Gavaskar take over on an interim basis as president, a post the 64-year-old said he was willing to take on.

“As an opening batsman, you must be ready for all kinds of challenges,” AFP quoted Gavaskar as saying, who is the first player to score 10,000 runs in Test match cricket and who is now a TV commentator.

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