Wickets of players, officials and other concerned people continue to fall in the wake of Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal and today was the day of a big wicket. After resignation by the IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, Indian cricket board President N. Srinivasan has temporarily stepped aside from his post. But he has not yet resigned which means he is the most impenitent of all in the case. He is still not out but has left the ground after being retired hurt. Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has replaced Srinivasan until the investigations into the spot-fixing scandal are completed, but the latter continues to represent India in the International Cricket Council (ICC). Amazing, isn’t it?

[caption id="attachment_1289" align="alignright" width="240"]Srinivasan is not dismissed but has left the ground retired hurt (Photo: Hindustan Times) Srinivasan is not dismissed but has left the ground retired hurt (Photo: Hindustan Times)[/caption]

In an email released by the BCCI's honorary secretary, Anurag Thakur, who was not present in Chennai but communicated via video conference, the board stated:

A press release issued after a meeting of the BCCI Working Committee in Chennai on Sunday said, “Mr. N Srinivasan announced that he will not discharge his duties as the president of the board till such time that the probe is completed. Till such time, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya will conduct the day to day affairs of the board. 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.” But they are not likely to withdraw their resignations as nobody would like to go on board a sinking ship that has no chances of being rescued.

Mumbai police arrested three Rajasthan Royals players on May 16 on spot-fixing allegations, and the story that began after the investigations has turned out to be a page-turner. Srinivasan’s son-in-law and the Chennai Super Kings owner, Gurunath Meiyappan, is also under detention regarding the scandal.

But it is a tricky situation as it has not yet been made clear that who is going to prone into Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals’ management, because the three-member panel formed for the investigations has become null and void after the resignation of one of its members, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale. On the other hand, the ICC has kept mum about the whole episode.

Who is going to investigate such a huge scandal in this grave situation? God knows.
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