In the first public demand for the resignation of BCCI chief N. Srinivasan in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal by a key board official,Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Tuesday said propriety demanded Srinivasan step down.
Scindia is the head of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and is also chairman of the BCCIs finance committee.
From my point of view,not for a second am I assuming that anybody is guilty. Having said that,in the interest of propriety and in the interest of the game at this point of time when there is a question mark surrounding an individual,surrounding the team and surrounding the manager of that team who happens to be a family member,I believe in all sense of the word propriety that Mr Srinivasan must step aside, Scindia said.
His view,however,was not shared by fellow Union minister Farooq Abdullah,who is president of the J&K Cricket association.
Why should he resign? Abdullah asked in Ganderbal. If my son-in-law is involved,it does not mean I have to step down. Let the investigation get over. If it comes out in the investigation that N Srinivasan is responsible,he will go,he is an honourable man, Abdullah said.