Srinivasan won`t step down, he`ll just step aside

Srinivasan won't step down, he'll just step aside

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 11:32 hrs
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New Delhi: In spite of getting a tongue-lashing from the Supreme Court on Tuesday, under-fire N Srinivasan is in no mood to step down or resign as BCCI chief.  According to sources, he will offer to "step aside" to ensure a fair probe into illegal betting during last year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the cricket board has said to the Supreme Court.

On a day when former BCCI president Shashank Manohar called for the IPL to be suspended "until the faith of the people in the integrity of the game is restored", his successor, N Srinivasan was exploring various legal options though he continued to remain mum on the Supreme Court observation that he should step down from his post for a fair probe.

The beleaguered Srinivasan, who underwent a cataract surgery on Wednesday, had a series of meeting with legal experts during the day though no official word as to what he plans to do has come out yet.

His legal counsel PS Raman also met him at his residence but declined to speak on the issue.

"He (Srinivasan) had a cataract operation in the other eye this morning. I have come to meet him because of that. It is only a courtesy call," Raman told reporters.

When asked specifically whether Srinivasan was contemplating to step down in view of the Supreme Court observation, he refused to comment.

It is learnt that 69-year-old BCCI supremo is exploring various legal options available to him.

Srinivasan's continued silence has raised speculation that he may not resign immediately but may wait for the hearing to resume on Thursday before taking a final decision. Seeking a review is one of the options available to him.

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