BCCI office bearers welcome Supreme Court's verdict on N Srinivasan

N Srinivasan (left) was allowed by the Supreme Court to take charge as President of BCCI on Tuesday © IANS

New Delhi: Oct 8, 2013

The senior office-bearers of the The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court of India’s order which allows president N Srinivasan to discharge his functions.

“We have always respected the observations and orders of the apex court. We had complete faith in the judiciary. The BCCI accepts the court order with utmost humility. We are happy that Mr Srinivasan will be able to perform his presidential duties,” said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel.

“Mr Srinivasan had recused himself from the day to day activities of the BCCI and not for once did the Board break any rules,” Patel added.

BCCI joint secretary and Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur also welcomed the decision.

“It’s certainly a relief that Mr Srinivasan will be officially taking charge of the BCCI. He has been unanimously elected as the president of the BCCI and the members have a lot of faith in his abilities as an administrator,” Thakur said.

Senior BCCI vice-president and veteran Cricket Association of Bengal official Chitrak Mitra said that Srinivasan taking charge meant that there won’t be any “constitutional crisis in the board” which looked imminent during the last few days.

“We are extremely happy that Mr Srinivasan is officially back at the helm. There was a possibility of constitutional crisis arising out of a situation where he was not being able to take charge.

“The Honourable Supreme Court’s orders will only help BCCI set the house in order. Srinivasan is an able administrator and the functioning of the Board has been smooth under his supervision,” Mitra added.