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India Supreme Court urges cricket chief to quit

Published on Mar 25, 2014 2:42 PM
 
President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), N. Srinivasan addresses a press conference in Kolkata on May 26, 2013. India's Supreme Court Tuesday urged the powerful head of the country's cricket board to stand down while an investigation is conducted into illegal betting, saying his refusal to quit so far was "nauseating". -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court Tuesday urged the powerful head of the country's cricket board to stand down while an investigation is conducted into illegal betting, saying his refusal to quit so far was "nauseating".

A two-judge panel warned it could order N. Srinivasan, who is regarded as the most powerful man in world cricket, to stand down unless he did so voluntarily as his continued presence in his post was hampering the investigation which involves his son-in-law.

"Unless the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president stands down, there can be no fair investigation. It's nauseating," Justice AK Patnaik told the court in New Delhi.

"If you don't step down, then we will pass an order," he added.

 
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