The Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing scandal took another twist ahead of an emergency Indian board (BCCI) meeting when Rajeev Shukla stepped down as IPL chairman.
Shukla's decision to resign comes in the wake of BCCI board members Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke doing likewise and speculation is mounting that BCCI President N Srinivasan is set to resign tomorrow.
"I have decided to quit as IPL chairman," Shukla told the Press Trust of India (PTI).
"It is a decision which I was pondering over some time. Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke resigned in the best interest of Indian cricket. I thought this is the right time."
The league was thrown into crisis during its closing stages as first three Rajasthan Royals players and then Chennai Super Kings team manager Gurunath Meiyappan were arrested due to alleged involvement in spot-fixing and passing on inside information to bookmakers.
A commission has been set up by the BCCI to investigate the owners of both franchises and Meiyappan while several bookmakers in India have also been arrested.
Srinivasan, who is Meiyappan's father-in-law and the Managing Director of India Cements, owners of the Chennai Super Kings, has so far stood firm in the face of pressure to resign.
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