First look: Srinivasan seeks divine help in Chennai
Even as a storm raged in the Supreme Court over him heading the Board of Control for Cricket in India, N Srinivasan was miles away from it all, offering prayers at a temple in Chennai, on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the apex court suspended the embattled Tamil Nadu strongman from the BCCI and all its activities, and ordered former India captain Sunil Gavaskar to take over as interim president till the completion of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.
It also said that senior most vice-president Shivlal Yadav should take care of the board's non-IPL administrative affairs.
Hailing the Supreme Court's decision not to suspend Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from playing in IPL 7, BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said the order was in the best interest of the game and cricket fans.
"We have no objection to the Supreme Court order. The BCCI lawyers have also said that the order is acceptable. Even Mr Srinivasan had said through the lawyers that he is willing to step aside and after that what court decides will be acceptable to him," Shukla said.
Image: N Srinivasan at a temple in Chennai on Friday
Photographs: PTI Photos