Home > News >

N Srinivasan will continue to represent BCCI at ICC

N Srinivasan has been in the eye of the IPL-match fixing storm recently © Getty Images
N Srinivasan has been in the eye of the IPL match-fixing storm recently © Getty Images

By Derek Abraham

Apr 3, 2014

N Srinivasan will continue to represent the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at the International Cricket Council (ICC). The embattled administrator, who was recently forced to step down by the Supreme Court, will attend the ICC executive board meeting in Dubai on April 9 and 10.

The Chennai-based cement baron underwent a cataract procedure last week and should be ready in time for the meeting in which the legal aspects of the recently-approved ‘Position Paper’, one that effectively cedes all executive and decision-making powers to India, Australia and England, will be discussed. Srinivasan’s elevation as ICC chairman will also be talked about.

Full coverage of Supreme Court hearing on IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal

On Tuesday, Mehmood Abdi — Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) Member and counsel for Srinivasan’s bête noire, Lalit Modi — said in a statement that Srinivasan can’t attend ICC meetings. “Removal of smaller functionaries of India Cements from various BCCI assignments would not be the desired compliance of the Supreme Court order until Srinivasan is removed from all BCCI assignments and responsibilities including representation in ICC,” Abdi said.

“In view of this clear direction of the honourable apex court, Srinivasan cannot represent BCCI at the ICC since he being an India Cements employee is barred by the Supreme Court order to be associated with any assignment of duties by the BCCI. This clarification on part of the interim president of the BCCI is imperative since an impression is being created in a section of media that Srinivasan’s role as the BCCI’s representative in the ICC is still intact,” he added.

However, a top BCCI official told this paper that the Supreme Court did not pass an order on the subject, calling it an “internal matter of the BCCI”. “The media can write what it wants. But as far as the BCCI is concerned, Srinivasan will attend the ICC meeting. The Supreme Court has allowed him to do so. In fact, if you write anything to the contrary, you will be committing contempt of court,” he said.

Board secretary Sanjay Patel was recently quoted, as saying, “We want him [Srinivasan] to attend ICC meets, it’s because of his hard work in the past few months that the BCCI has been strengthened in world cricket. Even the court has not objected to Srinivasan attending the ICC meet.”

(The writer is Principal Correspondent at DNA, where the above article first appeared)

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Photos

Australia vs Zimbabwe, ODI tri-series at Harare

Videos

Misbah disppointed with Pakistan's performance

Australia’s losses to minnows in limited-overs cricket

India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

Zimbabwe’s 12 most memorable victories in international cricket

Zimbabwe vs Australia, 4th ODI: Highlights

Elton Chigumbura-Prosper Utseya partnership takes Zimbabwe to historic win over Australia

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 Australia vs Zimbabwe England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014 Zimbabwe vs Australia

Sourav Ganguly: England have mental block playing spinners

BCCI official: Tough for board to host Annual General Meeting this month

Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir question mindset of Pakistan players

Aditya Verma: Happy with Supreme Court’s decision not to reinstate N Srinivasan as BCCI president

Misbah-ul-Haq shouldn’t lead Pakistan any more, feel former players

Myth busting – Ranji, CB Fry, Sussex and the fertile mind of Neville Cardus

Duncan Fletcher’s heroics and Zimbabwe’s first win over Australia

Archie MacLaren’s amateurs fell Warwick Armstrong’s mighty Australians in one of cricket’s greatest fairytales

David Bairstow: A champion claimed by depression

Should Michael Clarke cut down on playing time ahead of ICC World Cup 2015?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

668 Posts | 6 Fans

Yuvraj Singh's ton against MCC

Revealed: Celebs you might see in Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 8

Sourav Ganguly: England have mental block playing spinners

9 blood cancer signs and symptoms you should know

India, Japan to elevate strategic partnership

Motorola Moto G successor will also be called Moto G, leaked photo from Flipkart warehouse suggests

NGOs pursue education for all

BCCI official: Tough for board to host Annual General Meeting this month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi credits Japan with modernising India

Shah Rukh Khan to start shooting for Fan and Raees next year!

Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk leaked ahead of September 4 launch

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here