BCCI Chief Srinivasan should resign on moral grounds: Indian Sports ministry

New Delhi/May 29
Indian Youth Affairs and Sports ministry on Wednesday said that Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) president, N Srinivasan should resign from his post on moral grounds as there is conflict interest in inquiry that is being conducted by BCCI into match/spot fixing.
“BCCI is inquiring into allegations of match and spot fixing. As there is a conflict of interest in this inquiry, therefore BCCI President should tender his resignation on moral grounds, pending the outcome of the inquiry,” said a spokesperson of Sports ministry.
Indian sports ministry said that it is in favour of a law to curb malpractices in all sports and they will send comments on the bill drafted by the Law Ministry. “We are looking forward to working with the Law Ministry and other stakeholders for the development of a comprehensive law against match/spot fixing,” Indian Sports ministry said in a statemnent.
Meanwhile, the Sports ministry refuted the media reports that it is in favour of a law regularising betting in the sporting events in the country and clarified that betting is a State Subject and cannot be part of a Central law. “The Ministry has made no recommendations to regularise betting to the Law Ministry or to any other organization,” the statement added.