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Gavaskar replaces India cricket boss

Update : 28 Mar 2014, 01:03 PM

Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has been made the interim head of the country's cricket board, BBC reports.

He replaces N Srinivasan who was asked to leave his post during a probe into spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League.

Srinivasan also owns a team in the IPL, which is the world's richest cricket tournament.

He is regarded as the world's most powerful cricket administrator.

Srinivasan was elected chairman of cricket's world governing body, the International Cricket Council, in February and is expected to take up the role in July.

There was no immediate reaction from Gavaskar to Friday's announcement; however he has already indicated his willingness to step up to the helm of the most powerful body in the world of cricket.

A lawyer for the board meanwhile said the BCCI “fully endorsed the order passed by the Supreme Court,” saying it was in line with its own proposals to the judges.

In its announcement, the court also said that the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals -- the teams at the centre of allegations of illegal betting and spot-fixing in last year's competition -- would be allowed to take part in this year's IPL.

The same panel of judges said Thursday that both sides should be barred from the eight-team tournament which starts in Abu Dhabi next month.

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