Bowing to all-round pressure, N Srinivasan on Sunday agreed to "step aside" as BCCI President under a compromise formula that brought back former Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya as head of a four-member "interim arrangement" to run the Board, more than a fortnight after the spot-fixing scandal rocked cricketing world.
In a decision in which the pro-Sharad Pawar group appeared to have suffered a dent, the Working Committee of the Board decided that Dalmiya will conduct its day-to-day affairs after Srinivasan announced that he will not discharge his duties as the President till such time the probe is completed.
Sources said that key members including Arun Jaitley, Rajeev Shukla and Anurag Thakur appeared to have tilted the scales in favour of Dalmiya and softened the blow on Srinivasan.
While the Pawar group may have wanted former chief Shashank Manohar in Dalmiya`s place, it could also not ensure that Srinivasan resigned.
73-year-old Dalmiya will appoint a new member on the three-member inquiry commission in place of Sanjay Jagdale that will go into the allegations of betting and spot-fixing against Srinivasan`s son-in-law and CSK Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan and his franchise CSK.
Published on: Jun 02, 2013, 8:09 PM IST
Posted by: Surajit Dasgupta, Jun 02, 2013, 8:09 PM IST