Rajasthan Cricket Association welcomes SC's proposal to appoint Gavaskar as BCCI head

  • HT Correspondent, Jaipur
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  • Updated: Mar 29, 2014 22:15 IST

Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has welcomed the Supreme Court's proposal to appoint legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as interim president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but have questioned over the selection of Shivlal Yadav to take care of the non-IPL affairs of the BCCI.

Mahmood Abdi, the RCA representative in BCCI and a close aide of former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, said that board should clarify that on what basis had the BCCI chosen Shivlal Yadav out of the five vice-presidents.

The Supreme Court on Thursday had suggested the appointment of the former India cricket captain, Sunil Gavaskar, as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to replace N. Srinivasan until its final order on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal.

The BCCI had welcomed Supreme Court's suggestion and made Gavaskar the interim president for managing affairs of IPL, which places him in charge of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), while the senior most vice-president - Shivlal Yadav - would take care of the non-IPL affairs of the BCCI.

Mahmood Abdi said, "This is just the beginning of the end of dictatorial and unethical era of N Srinivasan."

Abdi said it was unfortunate that despite having the opportunity to devise internal mechanism for checking the aberrations and violations of the system the current dispensation turned blind eye to the conflict of interest of N Srinivasan, involvement of his son-in-law in "match fixing" and host of other violations.

He said that he expects the interim president Sunil Gasvaskar to ensure remedial steps to restore the lost glory of BCCI and people's confidence in the game of cricket.

"After all it is the cricket lovers and fans who have made this game so popular and its administrators so powerful."
If Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are guilty, they should be punished. An independent agency should investigate the affairs, he said.


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