BCCI chief should step down: Rajeev Shukla

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla Wednesday said that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan has been requested to step down following the arrest of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the wake of the spot fixing scandal.

"N. Srinivasan should stay away till the probe against his son-in-law in on. We have suggested Srinivasan to stay away from procedures during probe," Shukla told reporters.

Rajeev Shukkla
Rajeev Shukla. Pic/ Santosh Nagwekar

"During the probe, it is better for the BCCI chief to keep a distance. We are concerned about image of the board. We have requested him to step down till probe is over, it is up to him to decide."

Shukla said after meeting Indian Premier League governing council member Arun Jaitley that Srinivasan should stay away till the Board of Cricket for Control in India investigates Gurunath Meiyappan's role in the betting scandal.

Srinivasan has until now refused to resign as the BCCI chief, saying he has done no wrong. Meiyappan is now in police custody.

Three more arrested

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal, police said Wednesday.

"Nitin, Monu and Vicky were arrested Tuesday night by the Special Cell of Delhi Police," a police official told IANS.

Bhupendra Singh Nagar, who was arrested Monday, had revealed the role played by the trio in the scandal.

"Nagar was approached by Vicky, a bouncer in a nightclub of a prominent hotel in Delhi, who requested him to arrange a meeting with Chandila as he wanted to meet some cricketers," the official said.

During the investigation, Nagar told police that Vicky and his two bookie friends - Nitin and Monu - met with him outside the Billionaire Hotel in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area in the first week of May. Nagar took them to Jaipur where they met Chandila in the second week of May.

Delhi Police have arrested 25 people in connection with the IPL scandal. Of these, 17 have been sent to judicial custody, including Rajasthan Royals' players S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.

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