"I expected nothing else. It was a very balanced order by the Supreme Court. It balances the interest of administration, purity of the game and interest of the players, team and Indian cricket and also the cricket loving people of the county. I am sure it will go a long way in improving Indian cricket," said Mudgal.
     
The Supreme Court today ordered BCCI chief N Srinivasan to step aside amid a corruption probe and said Sunil Gavaskar should be made the interim president only for managing affairs of IPL, while the senior most vice-president should take care of the non-IPL affairs of the BCCI.
     
Mudgal welcomed the decision and said: "If an expert cricketer, intelligent and educated person like Gavaskar is selected than nothing better than that.
     
"Gavaskar was an outstanding cricketer, best that India has produced. He was India captain, an expert and commentator, though his hands were tied because of the BCCI contract.
     
"He knows the working of cricket intimately and it is good for the game and one of the qualities of Gavaskar is his ability to stand up against white supremacy that existed. So he is a very good choice," he said.
     
Senior counsel Harish Salve had yesterday accused India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni of being "guilty of corrupt practice" by lying before the Mudgal Committee on the role of the BCCI President's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in CSK.
     
However, BCCI today told the court that Dhoni never made a statement that Meiyappan was just a cricket enthusiast and that he has been wrongly villified by media after yesterday's proceedings.
     
A final order from the Supreme Court is expected on April 16, the day IPL 7 is scheduled to start.
     
Asked about Dhoni, Mudgal said, "The decision which Supreme Court will take on April 16 will be crucial but I don't know whether Dhoni's career hinges on it. Only one deposition is involved before us. So we have to really wait for the verdict of the court."

 (Agencies)

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