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Sunil Gavaskar appointed as Interim President of BCCI

Mar 29, 2014 14:15 IST

Sunil Gavaskar was appointed as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the Supreme Court on 28 March 2014. He was appointed as acting president of BCCI to discharge the functions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014.

Sunil Gavaskar replaced the present BCCI chief N Srinivasan. The Supreme Court also directed administrative responsibilities of the BCCI board to the BCCI vice-president Shivlal Yadav, former off-spinner of Indian cricket team.

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Former BCCI chief N Srinivasan was removed by the Supreme Court on the ground that his position as the Chairman of BCCI may interfere with the investigations going into the alleged involvement of his sons-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. Gurunath Meiyappan was found to be involved in betting by the Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot fixing during IPL-6 held in 2013.

About Sunil Gavaskar
• He was the original Little Master before Sachin Tendulkar
• In career spanning 16 years (1971-87), broke most Test records on offer, including most runs (10 122), most centuries (34) and most matches played (125).
• He started test career with highest 774 runs (average 154.8) in 4 Tests in West Indies (1971) which remains the highest series aggregate by a debutant and the highest series total by an Indian.
• He was part of India's greatest 20th century triumphs, including the 1983 World Cup win and series victories in West Indies and England in 1971.

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