NEW DELHI: In a major setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the BCCI president must step down if fair probe is to be done into betting and spot-fixing charges in IPL.
The SC said it has no faith that BCCI under Srinivasan would take proper steps to cleanse cricket of the present maladies.
The apex court said the sealed cover report of its three member inquiry panel is so demanding that Srinivasan should not continue in the post even for a second.
The SC added that the allegation in the sealed report are so serious and of such nature that BCCI can no longer be trusted with the investigation any more.
The SC said, “We will not like to damage the president but we find that if Srinivasan does not step down no fair investigation can take place.
The SC asked, “Why Srinivasan is not stepping down? It is so nauseating? Why is he sticking to the president’s post?”
The SC allowed BCCI counsel to read the sealed cover report and asked him to come back with response on Thursday.