Cricket: Indian board chief to step down temporarily

NEW DELHI (AFP) - The head of the Indian cricket board is to step aside while an investigation takes place into alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a colleague said on Sunday.

N. Srinivasan, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), had been under pressure to resign at an emergency meeting in the city of Chennai, but he appeared to have negotiated a compromise to stay in place.

"He said he will step aside but not resign at any cost," said Punjab Cricket Association president I.S. Bindra who attended the meeting.

Bindra confirmed that former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya would act as president for the duration of the probe into the IPL corruption allegations.