It could be a major blow for the BCCI president N Srinivasan when two heavy weights of Indian cricket, Rajeev Shukla and Arun Jaitely asked him to keep away till the investigations against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were completed in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Interestingly, Shukla did not utter the word resignation in his appeal to Srinivasan. Later, he announced that he would not run for another term as IPL Chairman in view of the current controversies bogging the Board in what is seen as intensifying the pressure on Srinivasan.

Shukla's statement came a day after another BCCI official, Jyotiraditya Scindia, demanded Srinivasan's resignation in the interest of cricket and in his own interest so that a proper probe could take place.