New Delhi: Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla resigned from his post on Saturday amid the ongoing spot-fixing scandal that has put a serious doubt over the credibility of the league and the BCCI. However, he remains the BCCI vice president.
"I took the decision to quit in view of the recent controversies. I also took into account Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke's resignation before taking the decision," Shukla told PTI. He is the third top BCCI official to resign in the last 24 hours after the board's secretary Jagdale and treasurer Shirke stepped down late on Friday night, putting pressure on BCCI president N Srinivasan to resign as well.
Earlier on Saturday, Srinivasan announced that an emergency meeting of the board will be held in Chennai at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Sources 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.
Sources also told that Shashank Manohar is likely to be named as the interim BCCI President, though Cricket Association of Bengal have floated the name of Jagmohan Dalmiya to take over.