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N Srinivasan will not attend BCCI's emergent working committee meeting.

N Srinivasan will not attend BCCI's emergent working committee meeting, despite being eligible to attend as president of the Tamil Nadu cricket association. Kasi Viswanathan will represent the state association as the board meets to discuss its response to a supreme court order asking for suggestions on how a free and fair probe can be conducted into allegations of corruption in the IPL. In its last court order on April 16, the Supreme Court had asked the BCCI to come back to the next hearing, on April 22, with constructive corrective measures on how the probe could be held. The Supreme Court had stated in its order last month that none of the employees of India cements limited or its associate companies could perform duties assigned to them by the BCCI. Questions were hence raised whether Srinivasan, who stepped aside as BCCI president, could violate the court order as vice-chairman and managing director of India cements

 

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte carlo Masters final.

Federer, who has never won the trophy in the principality, beat Novak Djokovic 7-5 and 6-2 as the defending champion and world number two struggled with a right wrist injury which limited his serving. Wawrinka, the Australian open champion, saw off David Ferrer 6-1 and 7-6, a day after the Spaniard stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals. Federer, who lost in three Monte Carlo finals to Nadal, will be making his first title bid in the tournament since 2008. Djokovic’s loss ended a 13-match win streak and a run of 23 in a row at the masters level. The Easter Sunday title match-up will be huge for both men, but Federer goes into the match with a psychological edge standing 13-1 over his Davis Cup doubles partner.

 
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