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Sports Ministry says BCCI president should step down

The BCCI president N Srinivasan's resignation has been asked by many as even the sports ministry has joined in and is demanding the same, in regard to the pending inquiry into the ongoing IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Senior board officials such as IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, Vice-President Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia urged him to step aside; the ministry has also sought his ouster.

The ministry said it is reviewing the events and they are committed to providing a strong anti-corruption law for sports. In order to curb malpractice in all sports, they have rejected reports that it was in favour of legalizing betting to curb corruption in sports.

The BCCI President N Srinivasan has got entangled in the controversial arrest and involvement of his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Official, Gurunath Meiyappan who was arrested during the IPL on betting allegations.

Srinivasan had given a press statement on Sunday that he had not been asked to resign by any BCCI official. On the other hand, the Punjab Cricket Association President IS Bindra, the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association president Jyotiraditya Scindia and the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association G Vinod have all stated requesting for the BCCI chief to step down in the last few days.

The integrity of the board is in doubt and all operations are under the scanner. Constant assumptions by the media and fans have only requested a fair probe in the matter.

On Tuesday the BCCI on had made an announcement about the appointment of a three-member committe to investigate Gurunath's involvement with Super Kings as a top official.

The committe involves BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale, Justice T Jayaram Chouta, former Judge of the Karantaka and Madras High courts, Justice R Balasubramaniam, former judge of the Madras high court.

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