Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley is said to be a unanimous choice to attend the ICC Annual Conference © IANS

New Delhi: Jun 18, 2013

The impasse with regards to India’s representative at the Annual Conference of the International Cricket Council (ICC) took a new turn as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president Arun Jaitley‘s name cropped up as a likely choice for the high-profile meeting in London on June 25.

“Mr Jaitley is in London right now. There is a possibility that he might represent BCCI at the Conference on March 25. If Mr Jaitley agrees, he will be unanimous choice to attend the meeting as the BCCI members till now have failed to reach a consensus regarding the choice between N Srinivasan and Jagmohan Dalmiya [sic],” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Tuesday.

The deadlock couldn’t be broken since Srinivasan became adamant about attending the meeting which put Dalmiya on the backfoot.

“Mr Dalmiya is still ready to attend the meet but if there is slight sense of discontent among members about his attending, he won’t go. He has been an ICC president before and he feels that he can’t just create a problematic situation for one ICC meeting. But let’s make it clear, a majority of the members don’t want Srinivasan to attend the meet,” the official further added.

The only thing confirmed as of now is that the BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel will attend the CEO’s meet at the conference.

The office-bearers feel that since BCCI’s official stand is anti-Decision Review System, it won’t make much of a difference even if Srinivasan is not present to press the case.