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CHENNAI, March 26 (PTI): Under-fire BCCI president N Srinivasan is exploring various legal options though he continued to remain mum on the Supreme Court observation that he should step down from his post for a fair probe into the IPL fixing scandal.

The beleaguered Srinivasan, who underwent a cataract surgery today, had a series of meeting with legal experts during the day though no official word as to what he plans to do has come out yet.

His legal counsel P S Raman also met him at his residence but declined to speak on the issue.

�He (Srinivasan) had a cataract operation in the other eye this morning. I have come to meet him because of that. It is only a courtesy call,� Raman told reporters.

When asked specifically whether Srinivasan was contemplating to step down in view of the Supreme Court observation, he refused to comment.

It is learnt that 69-year-old BCCI supremo is exploring various legal options available to him.

Srinivasan�s continued silence has raised speculation that he may not resign immediately but may wait for the hearing to resume tomorrow before taking a final decision. Seeking a review is one of the options available to him.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel, who was in the United Arab Emirates to attend Asian Cricket Council meeting and also oversee the arrangements for the upcoming Indian Premier League, has cut short his visit and is expected to reach the city tomorrow morning.

Patel is scheduled to meet Srinivasan soon after his arrival here to decide the future course of action.

The court, which had yesterday asked BCCI chief as to why he was sticking to the chair, wanted Srinivasan to quit on his own. The court had said if Srinivasan will not quit, they will pass an order for his removal.

After going through the contents of a report filed in a sealed cover by apex court-appointed probe panel into the scandal, a bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik said there are �very very serious� allegations made in the report and unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair probe can be conducted.

Three of five BCCI vice-presidents � Shivlal Yadav, Ravi Sawant and Chitrak Mitra � had put pressure on Srinivasan by saying that he should honour Supreme Court�s observation but the Tamil Nadu strong man stuck to his guns.

BCCI�s new election rules will come into effect in September this year when the principal office-bearers and vice-presidents elected at AGMs from 2014 shall hold the office for a period of three years. Clause 15 (v) of BCCI�s Rules and Regulations will apply if Srinivasan resigns.

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Srinivasan exploring legal options

CHENNAI, March 26 (PTI): Under-fire BCCI president N Srinivasan is exploring various legal options though he continued to remain mum on the Supreme Court observation that he should step down from his post for a fair probe into the IPL fixing scandal.

The beleaguered Srinivasan, who underwent a cataract surgery today, had a series of meeting with legal experts during the day though no official word as to what he plans to do has come out yet.

His legal counsel P S Raman also met him at his residence but declined to speak on the issue.

�He (Srinivasan) had a cataract operation in the other eye this morning. I have come to meet him because of that. It is only a courtesy call,� Raman told reporters.

When asked specifically whether Srinivasan was contemplating to step down in view of the Supreme Court observation, he refused to comment.

It is learnt that 69-year-old BCCI supremo is exploring various legal options available to him.

Srinivasan�s continued silence has raised speculation that he may not resign immediately but may wait for the hearing to resume tomorrow before taking a final decision. Seeking a review is one of the options available to him.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel, who was in the United Arab Emirates to attend Asian Cricket Council meeting and also oversee the arrangements for the upcoming Indian Premier League, has cut short his visit and is expected to reach the city tomorrow morning.

Patel is scheduled to meet Srinivasan soon after his arrival here to decide the future course of action.

The court, which had yesterday asked BCCI chief as to why he was sticking to the chair, wanted Srinivasan to quit on his own. The court had said if Srinivasan will not quit, they will pass an order for his removal.

After going through the contents of a report filed in a sealed cover by apex court-appointed probe panel into the scandal, a bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik said there are �very very serious� allegations made in the report and unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair probe can be conducted.

Three of five BCCI vice-presidents � Shivlal Yadav, Ravi Sawant and Chitrak Mitra � had put pressure on Srinivasan by saying that he should honour Supreme Court�s observation but the Tamil Nadu strong man stuck to his guns.

BCCI�s new election rules will come into effect in September this year when the principal office-bearers and vice-presidents elected at AGMs from 2014 shall hold the office for a period of three years. Clause 15 (v) of BCCI�s Rules and Regulations will apply if Srinivasan resigns.

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