Home > News >

ICC losing credibility with N Srinivasan at the helm, says Mehmood Abdi

N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC Chairman has met with a lot of flak from many quarters © PTI (File Photo)
N Srinivasan’s appointment as ICC Chairman has met with a lot of flak from many quarters © PTI (File Photo)

Jaipur: Jun 26, 2014

Rajasthan Cricket Association‘s (RCA) representative in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Mehmood Abdi on Thursday criticised N Srinivasan‘s appointment as the first Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), saying that the the cricket’s world body is “losing its credibility” by making such decisions.

“The International Cricket Council is slowly but surely losing its credibility and with N Srinivasan appointed the first chairman of ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial revamp to its administrative structure, it seems ICC is doomed,” said Abdi in a statement. A full member council on Thursday approved the amendments to the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference and revamped the body’s administrative structure.

Abdi said that the BCCI President-in-exile Srinivasan was only interested in power and not in the betterment of the game. “N Srinivasan, who with his unethical tactics under the mask of having the betterment of the game at heart, is just keen on power and nothing else. He will go to any length to get his way and that may spell the end of ICC,” Abdi, who is also a counsel for Srinivasan’s foe and former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, said.

“Srinivasan is under investigation for corruption and is known for rude behaviour. He ruled the BCCI with an iron hand and will use the same tactics as the chairman of the ICC, too. He is defiant and was instrumental in India refusing to use the DRS, a clear slap in the face of ICC. Many of the cricket hiccups in the sub-continent, it is alleged, is the result of Srinivasan being at the helm of the BCCI,” he added.

Abdi said by appointing Srinivasan, the ICC was digging its own grave. “At a time when sports the world over are cleansing their disciplines of unethical practices and coming down heavily on unsporting deeds, it is shocking to see Srinivasan heading an organisation that once boasted of adhering to principles and improved governance. How can a person, who once defied the ICC’s smooth working, now head the same organisation and expect cooperation from all around. That seems pretty unlikely. Is ICC digging its own grave?” asked Abdi.

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Brisbane

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Barbados won by 6 wkts (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Photos

KKR vs Dolphins, CLT20 2014

Videos

Arjuna Ranatunga shares his views on U-19 cricket

Live Cricket Score Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 1st semi-final: Hobart Hurricanes elect to bat

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, 1st Semi final, CLT20 2014: Hobart likely XI

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: CSK likely XI

Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma Gandhi’s cricket connections and an XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: KXIP likely XI

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Barbados Tridents Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab KKR vs Dolphins Kolkata Knight Riders

CLT20 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders get early wicket against Hobart Hurricanes

Brisbane and Chennai accredited as testing centres for suspect bowling actions

Sachin Tendulkar accepts Narendra Modi’s challenge to participate in Clean India campaign

Australia undergo grueling practice session ahead of UAE tour

Live Scorecard: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Hobart Hurricanes, 1st Semi final, CLT20 2014

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), CLT20 2014 2nd semi-final: Key battles

Australia’s ODI team faces a dilemma for the first time in 30 years

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, 1st Semi final, CLT20 2014: Hobart likely XI

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: CSK likely XI

Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma Gandhi’s cricket connections and an XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Bang Bang Dare: Aamir puts the transistor down, Hrithik compliments his fitness

India vs Pakistan Asian Games 2014 Hockey Final Match Live Updates: India take on Pakistan in title clash

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, 6 civilians injured

Smartphone apps helps spy on protesters in Hong Kong: US security firm

Ae Director Mani Ratnam praises Yaan!

iOS 8 reportedly causing Bluetooth connectivity issues: Report

5 scenes from Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif’s Bang Bang which reminded us of Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz’s Knight And Day!

India facing shortage of HIV drugs, Harsh Vardhan to ensure adequate supply soon

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here