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Supreme Court says Srinivasan must step down as BCCI chief

New Delhi, March 25: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed N Srinivasan to step down immediately as chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to facilitate a fair investigation into allegations of betting and spot fixing.

"Srinivasan must step down forthwith or we will pass verdict," the court told BCCI.

The court adjourned the matter till Thursday after counsel for BCCI sought time for instructions from the board on the ultimatum.

A bench of justices A K Patnaik and Ibrahim Kalifullah briefly went through the sealed report submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel and indicated there was prima facie material for Srinivasan to step down for a fair probe.

Srinivasan's son in law Gurunath Meiyappan was found to have been a beneficiary in the betting racket that had rocked last year's Indian Premier League events.