N Srinivasan © IANS
N Srinivasan © IANS

According to the latest reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to remove N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The BCCI is expected to convene a special general meeting on May 24, and take the decision on Srinivasan’s role in the future.

N Srinivasan has been embroiled in a couple of controversies of late. Couple of days ago, there were reports that the former BCCI chairman has hired a London-based spying agency and spent on them Rs 14 crores from BCCI coffers to spy on the members of the Indian cricket board.

The BCCI did not take the matter lightly and it was discussed extensively in its Working Committee meeting. It must be mentioned that the BCCI’s Working Committee is attended by each and every member of the cricket governing body. READ: Srinivasan to continue as ICC Chairman till September

Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the BCCI is heading a committee formed by the BCCI to probe on the matter as to how Srinivasan was able to use the board’s money for personal motive. Thakur, apparently, has also been involved in a public war with Srinivasan, which began when ICC sent an advisory, citing Thakur’s closeness with an alleged bookie. Meet Karan Gilhotra, the alleged bookie Anurag Thakur met

Thakur then took to Twitter, and made a letter to Srinvasan public, in which he has used strong language. Thakur asked Srinivasan to provide a list of the alleged bookies, and also went on to ask the former president of the Indian cricket board to provide the same to his family members, as his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was proven to be in contacts with bookies. READ: Anurag Thakur asks N Srinivasan to share list of bookies with his family members as well