Indian Board Chief must resignMay 24, 2013, 8:47 pm
For the sake of a fair IPL probe, N. Srinivasan and Rajiv Shukla must go
In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, BCCI president N. Srinivasan, otherwise reticent, offered several lengthy explanations before announcing an internal inquiry.
All this while, the spotlight-courting IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla was mostly unforthcoming. A more appropriate reaction from a better- governed institution would have been the implementation of a role change of another kind. What was required — and still is the call of the moment — is that both men with powerful additional portfolios that could arguably impede and influence the possibilities of a systematic IPL clean-up, must resign.
As a franchise owner, and as someone closely related to an individual now under the scanner for deals and dalliances with dubious bookmakers, Srinivasan needs to step down from the helm of the BCCI. Shukla, under whose watch the league faces its biggest crisis of credibility, has also lost the moral right to stride to the podium to hand out the silverware to winners on match days.
By all accounts, the parliamentarian and minister has squarely put himself in the way of charges of taking his eyes off the ball and conflict of interest allegations.Read More...
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