Problem is with N Srinivasan not BCCI: Subrata Roy

Subrata Roy lashed out at the BCCI chief and stated that a person like N Srinivasan should not head a sports body © AFP

Mumbai: May 24, 2013
 
Subrata Roy, owner of now defunct Pune Warriors India, has stated that he had a problem with N Srinivasan and not the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which led to the pull-out of the franchisee from Indian Premier League (IPL).
 
In an interview to Times Now, Roy said, “BCCI president N Srinivasan did not even bother to give me a formal acknowledgment of letters I sent him. A person like N Srinivisan I am sorry to say, should not head a sports body. Especially such an important one.”
 
When questioned about the withdrawal of sponsorship to Indian cricket team, Roy said, “We will not sponsor Indian cricket team if N Srinivasan stays as head of BCCI. We have never defaulted in our payments to BCCI. Despite repeated attempts, BCCI failed to engage in talks.”
 
The Sahara Group on Wednesday had accused the BCCI of “betrayal of trust” while rejecting claims of the Board that the IPL team was to be blamed for the controversy surrounding the franchise fee, leading to Pune Warriors pulling out of the Twenty20 tournament.