Indian Supreme Court asks BCCI president to step down

Narayanaswami Srinivasan who took over as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) poses for a photograph prior to the ICC Executive Board meeting at the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters on October 10, 2011
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India's Supreme Court demands that BCCI president Narayanaswami Srinivasan steps down so that a fair enquiry can take place into the IPL spot-fixing allegations.

The Supreme Court of India has asked BCCI president Narayanaswami Srinivasan to step down so that a fair enquiry can be carried out into the spot-fixing allegations in the Indian Premier League.

Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and several Indian cricketers have allegedly been involved in the betting and match-fixing scandal.

Justice AK Patnik has warned that the court will pass an order for Srinivasan's removal from the BCCI if he does not step down from his post.

"Mr Srinivasan should step down or else we'll be forced to pass an order," ESPN quotes him as saying.

"How did he stay on despite all the allegations? His staying on was nauseating for cricket."

Srinivasan became the president of the BCCI in 2011.

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