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Indian Cricket Captain Brushes Off Spot-Fixing Questions; Pressure On Srinivasan Heats Up
Published May 31, 2013
CALLS FOR RESIGNATION: The PTI also reported voices of dissent against embattled BCCI President N. Srinivasan "are becoming louder by the day." Officials from the Goa and Assam Cricket Association have joined the chorus of demand for his resignation. Goa Cricket Association VP Shekhar Salkar said, "He has to resign, there is no other option. How can you continue when your son-in-law is involved, he is involved with CSK, it is just not possible to have an impartial probe till he resigns" (PTI, 5/30). THE HINDU reported Justice T. Jayarama Chouta said that summoning Srinivasan "will depend on the scope of the probe." Chouta, who is on the three-member commission appointed by the Board, said that the commission "would discharge its duty as per the terms of reference, and it was not for the panel to ask him to quit" (THE HINDU, 5/30). The PTI reported ridiculing the IPL "for turning cricketers into a bunch of avaricious people," World Cup winning Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that the cash-awash T20 league "has given Indian cricket nothing but disrepute." Ranatunga: "It is making cricketers greedy. Everyone wants to play IPL now and the focus has been shifted. I don’t understand the need for such a league. What has Indian cricket gained from it? It is spoiling players. I don’t remember any world class player produced from IPL" (PTI, 5/30).