Allowing N Srinivasan to own IPL team was a mistake: MCA President Ravi Sawant

N Srinivasan (right) is under enormous pressure to quit his BCCI president post due to conflict of interest © AFP

Mumbai: May 29, 2013
 
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Ravi Sawant said that allowing a Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) chief (N Srinivasan) to own an Indian Premier League (IPL) team was a mistake.
 
“Allowing him to own an IPL franchisee (Chennai Super Kings) was a mistake,” Sawant was quoted as saying by NDTV.
 
Sawant also joined a list of top cricket officials by expressing that Srinivasan should resign from his post due to conflict of interest. The MCA chief felt that Srinivasan owned the IPL franchisee when he wasn’t BCCI president. But he continued his position in the franchise even after he became president of BCCI.
 
The MCA chief clarified that the rules were very clear in the IPL book. He expressed that the objections should have been raised before and those who were baying for Srinivasan’s resignation now were simply opportunistic.
 
“Those who want Srinivasan to quit are opportunistic.” He said
 
When asked about his views whether the BCCI chief should step aside, he said “If I was in Srinivasan’s position I would’ve quit.”