Ajay Shirke (above) had quit as BCCI treasurer as he wanted the erstwhile president N Srinivasan to step down from his post © PTI
Ajay Shirke (above) had quit as BCCI treasurer as he wanted the erstwhile president N Srinivasan to step down from his post © PTI

New Delhi: Newly-elected BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke on Monday said that the Board was keen on “redemption” of the cricket body’s image and bringing more transparency in its style of functioning. Shirke had quit as BCCI treasurer as he wanted the erstwhile president N Srinivasan to step down from his post with match-fixing allegations levelled against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan during the 2013 edition of IPL. Asked about his much-lauded decision to step down voluntarily, Shirke said,”That’s history.” “What’s important is what we are able to achieve going forward. We want redemption of BCCI’s image. We have a young and dynamic President and we will do our best to meet the aspirations of fans and all stakeholders,” Shirke said. BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke says support staff to be decided

“We want to improve upon transparency. Despite all the controversies, we have not failed to deliver on cricketing front. Be it IPL or World Cup or age tournaments, audits, all this has happened concurrently,” he said. Shirke asserted that advertising for post of India coach’s job was a step in the direction of transparency. “It’s an initiative to improve and bring about more transparency. It’s a welcome initiative. There has to be an eligibility criteria and we are in the process of making a document (on that criteria),” Shrike told NDTV. BCCI will not exist if Lodha Committee recommendations are thrust upon: Ajay Shirke

Asked if former captain Rahul Dravid on the Board’s radar for the job, Shirke said process will be followed and no one was on their radar. Shirke did not comment on the implications of Lodha-committee recommendations, aimed at transforming the way BCCI functions. “The matter is pending before the court. Predicting the outcome is speculation. It’s better to wait,” he said when specifically asked about one-state-one-vote recommendation put forward by the Lodha panel.