This Article is From Jun 01, 2013

'You go or we go,' BCCI vice-presidents tell president N Srinivasan: sources

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan has advanced the emergency meeting of the board's working committee -- from June 8 to tomorrow. This comes hours after he was reportedly served an ultimatum by the five vice-presidents of the BCCI - "You go or we go". Sources say that Mr Srinivasan has said he will resign if the board has lost faith in him.

Here are the latest developments in this story:

  1. This morning, Arun Jaitley, one of BCCI's five vice-presidents, said, "You'll hear something significant today." Yesterday, sources had told NDTV the vice-presidents - Arun Jaitley, Shivlal Yadav, Chitrak Mitra, Niranjan Shah, Sudhir Dabir - may resign soon.

  2. Ajay Shirke, BCCI's treasurer and the board's secretary, Sanjay Jagdale, resigned from their posts on Friday.

  3. While Mr Jagdale said he is hurt by whatever is happening, Mr Shirke said his personal credibility was at stake. "This (scandal) is going to have long-term repercussions on the Board and its future. I resigned for the comfort of my soul," Mr Shirke said. (Read)

  4. Mr Jagdale recused himself from a three-member inquiry commission set up by the BCCI to investigate allegations that Mr Srinivasan's son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan is associated with bookies and bet on IPL matches.

  5. BCCI Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur said on Friday that he had sought a Special General Meeting of the board, where he and other members would "speak their minds." (IPL row: Full coverage)

  6. Mumbai Police sources on Friday claimed that they have records of a conversation between Mr Meiyappan and actor Vindu Dara Singh, where the former allegedly said he had been warned by the ICC or International Cricket Council to be careful of the company he was keeping. Vindu is under arrest too for his alleged involvement in betting.

  7. Police sources said Mr Meiyappan was allegedly warned when the recently-concluded sixth edition of IPL began. Questions are now being raised on whether Mr Srinivasan knew about the alleged warning, since he is an ICC director.

  8. On Friday evening, Mr Srinivasan flatly denied any knowledge of the alleged ICC warning to Mr Meiyappan. And said once more, "I am not resigning."

  9. BCCI sources said that a working committee meeting cannot vote out the board president, who is an elected functionary. But a working committee can, at its meeting, ask for a special Annual General Meeting or AGM to be called, where he can be voted out. Mr Srinivasan's term as president ends in September, when the next AGM is scheduled.

  10. Siddharth Trivedi, a Rajasthan Royals bowler, on Friday deposed as a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case being probed by the Delhi Police, sources said. Trivedi reportedly told the police that the bookies were in touch with his arrested colleague Ajit Chandila and some others who used to party together and that some foreign cricketers used to attend these parties.

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