N Srinivasan losing allies by the minute

N Srinivasan is facing the heat and losing support in the Board © PTI

Mumbai: Jun 1, 2013

Politics has had an apparent effect on the Indian Premier League (IPL), 2013 spot-fixing saga. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan is losing his allies and is getting increasingly isolated.

It has been reported  by DNA that Farooq Abdullah, the President of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has joined forces with Sharad Pawar. Initially, Abdullah had supported Srinivasan and had said that he shouldn’t resign.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, a Member of Parliament of the Congress Party was one of the first to speak out against Srinivasan. DNA also reported that Rahul Gandhi, the vice-president of the Congress had apparently told Scindia of the damage the scandal was causing to the board members and the government.

That is said to have pushed Scindia to make his statements against Srinivasan. It is pertinent to note that Scindia is the President of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA). The development had shocked Rajiv Shukla, who is a Union Minister and the IPL Commisioner. When he asked Scindia about it, he found out about Gandhi’s opinion. That also led to other members leaving the Srinivasan camp.

It has also been reported that Farooq Abdullah, the President of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has joined forces with Sharad Pawar. Initially, Abdullah had supported Srinivasan and had said that he shouldn’t resign.