Srinivasan cornered further, may quit soon

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New Delhi, Jun 1: Pushed into a corner, the embattled N Srinivasan's days as BCCI President appear to be numbered as more Board officials have threatened to quit following the resignations of two senior functionaries in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

According to top BCCI sources, a message has been conveyed to Srinivasan that he should step down on his own failing which more Board officials will put in their papers to bring about a constitutional crisis in the body.

Vice President Arun Jaitley and Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur gave ample indications of a major happening when they told media to wait for 24 hours for a significant development, raising speculation that Srinivasan may tender his resignation today or latest by tomorrow.

Srinivasan

"Wait for a day, you will hear something significant," said Jaitley when asked if the five Vice Presidents of the Board, including him, could put in their papers today.

"Wait for a day, something significant is about to happen. Just be patient, we are committed to improving the image of Indian cricket. The Police probe is still on, we have to be a little patient," said Thakur.

The under-fire Srinivasan's adamant stand of sticking on to the post of BCCI President despite the damaging IPL spot-fixing scam last night prompted Board Treasurer Ajay Shirke and Secretary Sanjay Jagdale to resign in protest.

The crisis in the BCCI has deepened with every passing day after Srinivasan's son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested for alleged involvement in betting. Srinivasan, whose company India Cements owns CSK, refused to resign despite repeated calls for his ouster, insisting that he did no wrong.

PTI

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