Asked why he attended SGM, Srinivasan loses his cool

Doug Mendoza
June 26, 2017

As expected N Srinivasan, the former president of the Indian cricket board, came down heavily on the revised ICC revenue model during the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Special General Meeting here on Monday.

"A five-six member committee will be formed tomorrow to see how best and quickly the principal order of the Supreme Court can be implemented", acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told mediapersons after the meeting.

The recommendations, which have still not been accepted by the 30-member committee, include one-state one-vote, age limit of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years which included the tenure of the administrators, continue with the five-selectors and retaining the powers of the president and secretary as per the earlier constitution of the board. There was no representative from the Delhi Districts Cricket Association for the SGM.

"He questioned the logic behind involving the IPL governing council for the conduct of the league and ignoring the marketing committee, for instance, while inviting various bids", said a member who attended the meeting, preferring anonymity. "As to which individual is chosen it's their (units') discretion as long as it does not violate any court order", he remarked.

On some of the other issues like bilateral engagement with Pakistan, Chaudhary reiterated the BCCI's stance that it can only play the arch-rivals if permitted by the government. They had invoked a provision of that letter and a dialogue was necessitated.

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Reacting on the same, the acting secretary said: "We have asked them (RCA) to formally respond to a showcause notice and they have also chose to withdraw the litigation against BCCI". "The tour can take place only after government permission", Chaudhary stated. He did not go in to specifics and said that more clarity on the matter can be provided after the SGM. Choudhary had then dismissed reports claiming serious differences between Kohli and Kumble.

When the scribe again asked the same question, the former ICC chief said, "Better right (capacity) than you have to ask me". About revoking the suspension order of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, the acting secretary said: Rajasthan was litigant v BCCI. We also want things to be sorted out. "They (CoA) only advised us about what they felt".

Some of the delay in the BCCI adopting the Lodha reforms has been because the state associations are averse to them, but when asked to list the recommendations that have been met with objections, Chaudhary said the board would convey their thoughts to the Supreme Court directly.

Chaudhary also informed that Assam and Jammu and Kashmir's request for additional funds for completion of global stadiums have been kept on hold.

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