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BCCI removes all India Cements staff after Supreme Court order

BCCI removes all India Cements staff after Supreme Court order
The notable faces among them are Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary and a close aide of N Srinivasan (above), Kashi Viswanathan, who was a member of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and New Area Development sub-committees © Getty Images

Mumbai: Mar 31, 2014

Complying with the Supreme Court’s order, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given marching orders to all the employees of India Cements or its associate companies who were also part of the Cricket Board.

Confirming the development, a BCCI source told PTI on Monday, “All India Cements employees connected with the BCCI have been taken out of the Board as per the Supreme Court’s order.”

The notable faces among them are Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary and a close aide of Srinivasan, Kashi Viswanathan, who was a member of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and New Area Development sub-committees. He headed the costs department of India Cements for a long time and retired only a couple of years back.

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Apart from Vishwanathan, others India Cements employees who have been removed from the BCCI till the Supreme Court’s final orders are Indian team’s logistics manager MA Satheesh, chief financial officer of Indian Premier League (IPL) Prasanna Kannan, the joint secretary of TNCA RI Palani who is one of the senior managers of the company and is a member of the BCCI zonal academies committee and and PS Raman, vice-president of TNCA who is also Srinivasan’s lawyer and a legal consultant for both TNCA and BCCI.

Interestingly, Satheesh, who was in Bangladesh with the Indian team for the ICC World Twenty20 (T20) 2014, was called back on Saturday after the Supreme Court’s order.

The Supreme Court, during a hearing into the IPL spot-fixing and related issues on Friday, passed an interim order asking Sunil Gavaskar to take over as BCCI President for IPL affairs and Senior Vice President Shivlal Yadav to take charge of non-IPL matters. It also ordered that employees of India Cements or its associate companies should not be part of the Cricket Board.

The Supreme Court, however, said players and commentators who are on India Cements’ payroll can be part of BCCI.

Besides India captain MS Dhoni, who is a vice-president in the company, a number of present and former players including Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid and cricketer-turned-commentator L Sivaramakrishnan are employed with India Cements.

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