New Delhi: IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday met BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley to discuss the ongoing IPL spot-fixing fiasco. The two administrators of the country’s top cricket body took a stand and asked beleaguered BCCI chief N Srinivasan to stay away till the probe is completed.

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“N Srinivasan should stay away till probe against his son-in-law in on. We have requested him to step down till probe is over,” said Shukla.

"He is an elected President. We are of the view, even Mr Jaitley feels so, that it would be good if he stays away from this procedure. We have made this suggestion and the decision on this matter is upto him. He has told us that he is not at fault and why should he be punished," he said.

Shukla said the three-member inquiry committee, which is probing Gurunath Meiyappan and the allegations against three Rajasthan Royals players and its franchise as well as the Chennai Super Kings, would be fair and its report should be implemented without consulting the BCCI. “A probe committee has been made and we wanted majority of them to be outsiders, that's why we have brought in two judges. We have suggested the report should not go to the BCCI, the findings should be recommended as it is. This is what we want," Shukla said.

"We want an impartial probe and all the guilty should be strictly punished. We are waiting for the probe report now," he added.

Justice T Jayaram Chouta, former Judge of the Karnataka and Madras High Courts, Justice R Balasubramanian, former Judge of the Madras High Court, and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale are members of the Commission.

"We have spoken to all Board members and we spoke about the Board's image and the cricket's image as well. We discussed all issues," Shukla added.


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