Kirti Azad calls BCCI's Working Committee meeting a 'sham'

N Srinivasan refused to resign from his post in the BCCI Working Committee meeting on Sunday © PTI

New Delhi: Jun 2, 2013

Cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad on Sunday called the BCCI’s Working Committee meeting in Chennai a “sham” and said the Board members were not bothered about asking for President N Srinivasan‘s resignation.

“If the president is not going to resign, then all this meeting is a sham. All I can say is these people were not bothered,” said Azad.

Srinivasan on Sunday agreed to “step aside” till the probe into his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is completed under a compromise formula that brought back former chief Jagmohan Dalmiya as head of a four-member interim arrangement to run the Board.

More than a fortnight after spot-fixing scandal rocked the cricketing world, Srinivasan refused to heed mounting demands for his resignation as Board chief at a meeting of the Working Committee. He said there were no charges against him.

Azad questioned the decision of the Working Committee to appoint Dalmiya as head of a four-member ‘interim’ arrangement.

“If Dalmiya is going to become president, how can you have interim president until and unless president resigns. They tried their level best for a compromise. They could not succeed. They could not bring up a fresh face. The politicians could not decide along with their supporters that who should replace Srinivasan because he himself was adamant in not giving resignation,” he said.

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