IPL spot fixing: BCCI secretary, treasurer resign

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) As the IPL spot fixing scam further unravelled, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke resigned from their posts Friday in a major development.

There were also reports that all five BCCI vice-presidents would resign in the next few hours.

Shirke had been saying for the past few days that BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president N. Srinivasan should step down on moral grounds in the wake of the spot fixing scandal in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested.

“I have resigned from the post of secretary of the BCCI. I am deeply hurt with the recent developments in Indian cricket. Let some new faces come and take the responsibility,” Jagdale told a leading news channel Friday evening.

Shirke also said: “Yes, I have resigned. I have spelt out my reason to the media several times and don’t want to comment any more.”

Unfazed by the rising clamour for him to step aside in the wake of the IPL spot fixing scam and his son-in-law’s arrest in this connection, Indian cricket board chief Srinivasan has, meanwhile, maintained that there was no need for him to do so as a BCCI-appointed committee would begin its probe into the scandal and he would remain away from its activities.

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