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Cricket: Gavaskar to take over troubled India board

Published on Mar 28, 2014 3:40 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - The Supreme Court installed batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of India's troubled cricket board on Friday, after forcing the scandal-tainted incumbent N. Srinivasan from office.

Three days after warning the president it would order him to stand down if he tried to cling to power, a panel of judges announced that 64-year-old Gavaskar would take the helm of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Gavaskar would be made "interim working president" of the BCCI, said the court, an appointment which places him in charge of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Twenty20 competition has been embroiled in allegations of illegal betting and spot-fixing, including against Srinivasan's son-in-law.

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