Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan has stepped aside while investigations into alleged spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League 2013 are carried out.
Reports in the Indian media add that Jagmohan Dalmiya has been appointed as interim BCCI President following Srinivasan's decision at an emergency board meeting earlier today.
Tweets from the BCCI's official account confirmed that Srinivasan would not be 'discharging' his duties but that Dalmiya would be conduting the 'day to day affairs' of the Board:
Media Alert: N Srinivasan announced that he will not discharge his duties as the President till such time that the probe is completed.— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2013
Media Alert: Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya will conduct the day to day affairs of the Board— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2013
A statement later added: "The Committee expressed full confidence in Mr. Sanjay Jagdale and Mr. Ajay Shirke and requested them to withdraw their resignations in the larger interest of the Board."
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 is Meiyappan's father-in-law and the Managing Director of India Cements, owners of the Chennai Super Kings.
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