Home > Features >

N Srinivasan faces a two-month wait as Mudgal commission prepares final report

N Srinivasan faces a two-month wait as Mudgal commission prepares final report
The question remains: how does this directive and adjournment affect N Srinivasan? © Getty Images

N Srinivasan has maintained that he has done no wrong. The Supreme Court, on the other hand, has refused to reinstate him as The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) president and gave the Mudgal Committee two more months to file their final report in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Nishad Pai Vaidya writes about the wait that awaits Srinivasan.

With Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan and the unrest across the border in Pakistan dominating the headlines, the Supreme Court’s directive on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal was pushed into oblivion. The Apex Court refused to reinstate N Srinivasan as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President and handed the Justice Mukul Mudgal-led commission two months to file their final report. It will now be a two-month wait for the International Cricket Council chairman, who has maintained that he hasn’t done no wrong and deserves to get back his chair.

The question remains: how does this directive and adjournment affect Srinivasan? BCCI were trying to get him reinstated, which would then have allowed him to run for a third term as president. The Annual General Meeting (AGM), where the President is elected, was slated to be held in September 2014. But a BCCI official has admitted that it would be extremely difficult for them to conduct the AGM this month with the extended deadline for the report and Srinivasan being kept away from the BCCI. Aditya Verma, the petitioner in this case, has repeatedly stated that they would oppose any move by the BCCI to hold the AGM during the pendency of this case.

It does make Srinivasan’s position at home a bit untenable. Though he has support from the other officials and would be fairly confident of winning the election, should it take place, being away from the chair is likely to compromise his position.

Srinivasan remains one of the most powerful men in contemporary cricket. For the next two months, nothing much would change and things would go on. It is only after the final report is submitted that one can expect some big developments: that may lead to an uneasy position for Srinivasan.

What can we expect from the report? There are some serious allegations levelled against certain individuals. Whether those allegations are backed by facts and evidence would be revealed then. The final report can  shake Indian cricket with some shocking revelations if the allegations are indeed true. Srinivasan will certainly hope the report backs what he has been saying all the while. He claims innocence and if that is backed by the report, nothing should stop him from coming back to power again.

It is thus going to be a two-month wait for Srinivasan. This time, the report and the investigations will be full and final. The Supreme Court has set the date for November 10 and the panel has to submit the final report, completing the long investigations. Since the first report was filed in February this year, there have been quite a few hearings, adjournments etc. However, the BCCI cannot avoid the inevitable this time. There will be no delay this time. The time bomb is ticking with each passing minute.

(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 at Dubai

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 at Dubai

Live Scorecard: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 at Dubai

Teams display confidence ahead of the World Cricket League Division 3

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Google’s new Inbox app is the Google Now of Gmail

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

Bigg Boss 8 Highlights: Ali Quli Mirza loses his cool and threatens to poke Gautam Gulati’s eye out

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Box Cricket League anthem: Surbhi Jyoti, Rithvik Dhanjani, Kishwer Merchant ready to hit a sixer

इबोला : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय लड़ाई में क्यूबा का साथ देगा अमेरिका

Lenovo RocStar music-focused Android KitKat smartphone with Dolby Digital Plus audio launched in India, priced at Rs 6,499

इबोला से संक्रमित अमेरिकी फोटोग्राफर विषाणु मुक्त घोषित

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here