We have to abide by Supreme Court's observation, says Ravi Sawant

Newly-elected BCCI vice-president Ravi Sawant is among the three senior Board members who wants N. Srinivasan to respect the Supreme Court and step down as president.

Updated: March 25, 2014 19:47 IST
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Mumbai: Reacting to Supreme Court's observation on Tuesday against the continuation of N Srinivasan as BCCI president, vice-president Ravi Sawant said the Board has no other alternative but to follow the apex court's order. "We have to abide by what the Supreme Court said," Sawant told PTI from Ratnagiri, echoing the views expressed by another BCCI VP and former India off-spinner Shivlal Yadav. (Read: Nauseating that N. Srinivasan continued as BCCI chief: Supreme Court)

After going through the contents of a report filed in a sealed cover by apex court-appointed probe panel into the IPL spot fixing scandal, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik said there are "very very serious" allegations made in the report and unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair probe can be conducted. "If the court feels that he should step down for a fair probe into the scandal, I think it's reasonable. But if the other version is true (court's observation that why is he (Srinivasan) sticking to the chair? It is nauseating), it is serious," said Sawant. (Top-10 developments in the case)

Asked what course the BCCI would take if Srinivasan steps down as per the apex court's observation, Sawant said it will have to be decided by the Board's general body. "The general body has to fill up the vacancy as per the constitution of the Board," he said. (Also read: Three VP's want Srini to respect apex court decision)

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