Home > News >

N Srinivasan’s appointment as chairman not in the best interests of ICC: Cricket Association of Bihar

Aditya Verma, secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar had taken N Srinivasan to court during the spot-fixing scandal  Photo Courtesy: DNA
Aditya Verma, secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar had taken N Srinivasan to court during the spot-fixing scandal Photo Courtesy: DNA

Jun 26, 2014

The International Cricket Council (ICC) officially appointed N Srinivasan as the first chairman of the ICC as the Full Council consisting of 52 member nations approved the amendments to ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. But Srinivasan’s move to the top of the ICC tier has been all that smooth. Apart from dealing with the Supreme Court, Srinivasan legal troubles have been largely due to the secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), Aditya Verma . Verma had shot a letter to the Head of Legal, ICC Iain Higgins stating the violations in the Code of Ethics in the appointment of Srinivasan as its chairman.

“It is a mandatory requirement that any Director (as defined at Clause 1.1 of the Code) shall: “[..] act in an honest and ethical manner. In order to facilitate the transparent operation of the ICC, conduct that gives the appearance of impropriety will also be unacceptable. Directors shall not engage in any conduct that in any way denigrates the ICC or harms its public image. No funds or assets of the ICC may be used for any unlawful purpose, and no Director may engage in unlawful conduct.” (Clause 2.1.) and “[…] at all times serve the interests of the ICC and the sport of cricket as a whole.” (Clause 3.2). Mr Srinivasan, being a Director of the ICC under the Code, was bound by the terms of the Code . We believe that Mr Srinivasan has violated Clause 2.1 of the Code on a number of occasions, having acted in a manner which denigrates the ICC and harms its public image. Furthermore, his continued embroilment in the matter referred to below does not serve the interests of the ICC and the sport of cricket as a whole” read one of Verma’s points in the letter.

Verma also highlighted the role of Srinivasan’s son-in-law during the spot-fixing controversy and the legal battles Cricket Association of Bihar waged against BCCI.

“I want to draw your kind attention against violation of code of ethics by ICC and president of BCCI , N Srinivasan. I have already sent three letters to ICC officials regarding the honourable Supreme Court of India’s 28.3.14 order. The highest court of India has stopped Srinivasan from discharging his duties as BCCI president,” Verma wrote in as separate letter to the ethics officer.

Below is the full letter from Aditya Verma to the BCCI:

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Shaun Udal on India vs England 3rd Test

South Africa win series against Sri Lanka 1-0; move to No 1 in ICC Test rankings

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 2 at Southampton: India end Day 2 at 25/1, trail by 544 runs

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Pankaj Singh and other Test cricketers from Rajasthan

Mike Griffith: My choice of Mike Gatting as President of MCC was all about timing

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

Mahela Jayawardene: Regret ending Test career without win in Australia

Hashim Amla: Credit to Sri Lankan spinners for making things difficult

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test: Spinners bowled their hearts out, says Angelo Mathews after series loss

ICC investigating Moeen Ali’s Gaza wristbands

Pankaj Singh: Playing Tests for India was my biggest dream

Moeen Ali wears ‘Save Gaza’ band: Instances where cricketers made political statements on the field

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Jos Buttler’s blitz, Ian Bell’s century and other highlights from Day 2

India’s many dropped catches at slips against England

South Africa: The fourth innings champions

Sourav Ganguly-Jagmohan Dalmiya saga timeline

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

OnePlus One headed to India: Here’s why it is a flagship killer

“F**k You, Xiaomi” – A great price for a great phone isn’t enough if you don’t respect your customers

Spotted: Kareena Kapoor in a stunning avatar during Singham Returns promotions!

Weightlifter Vikas Thakur wins 12th silver for India in the Commonwealth Games 2014

Eid-ul-Fitr 2014: 7 practices that are followed on the Feast of Breaking the Fast

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Entertainment song Teri Mahima Aprampaar: Udit Narayan’s rendition reminds you of old Akshay Kumar songs!

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here