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Cornered Srinivasan calls BCCI meet, likely to step aside

Rajdeep Sardesai | Updated: June 1, 2013, 12:33 PM IST

Chennai: With the pressure of resignation mounting on him each passing day, BCCI chief N Srinivasan has called for an an emergency meeting in Chennai at 2.30 pm on Sunday over the IPL betting row.

Sources have told CNN-IBN that a compromise formula has been worked out for Srinivasan's exit. A resolution is likely to be passed in Sunday's meeting, with Srinivasan stepping aside until the probe in the case related to his son-in law and former Chennai Super Kings boss Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested for his involvement in the betting scandal, is completed.

Board members Rajiv Shukla and Anurag Thakur further confirmed the news. "I have heard that Srinivasan has called a working committee meeting tomorrow. Some announcement is likely," said Shukla.

Sources have also told CNN-IBN that Shashank Manohar is likely to be named as the interim BCCI President.

Shivlal Yadav, a former India player and BCCI vice-president from South Zone, did not comment on the possible outcome of the meeting. "Tomorrow is [the] meeting. I will speak only after that," he said.

The walls closed in on Srinivasan after two top board officials - Treasurer Ajay Shirke and Secretary Sanjay Jagdale - had quit on Friday evening.

The spate of resignations came after a CNN-IBN report on how Meiyappan had forewarned Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh that the International Cricket Council (ICC) could caution BCCI about his links to bookies.

First Published: June 1, 2013, 12:33 PM IST

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