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Cricket: India Supreme Court urges board's chief to quit pending betting probe

Published on Mar 25, 2014 4:41 PM
 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court on 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, 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 A.K. 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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