Two aces up Srinivasan’s sleeves that could help him continue as BCCI President, if he chooses to

N Srinivasan is under increasing pressure to resign as BCCI President © PTI

Mumbai: Jun 2, 2013

N Srinivasan has been a great advertisement for his company — India Cements! The man who is making Geoff Boycott seem like an amateur with his dogged defence and selfish approach, could well pick holes in Sunday’s meeting to continue in his position as President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The only way Srinivasan could exit or step aside till the investigations against his son-in-law is complete is should he take that decision himself on Sunday. It’s the Working Committee of the BCCI which is meeting in Chennai. And the Working Committee does not have the constitutional right to remove the president. That is something only a Special General Body meeting of the BCCI can do.

Sunday’s meeting has been convened without giving the mandatory three days’ notice. That makes it unconstitutional and puts another ace up  Srinivasan’s sleeve as any decision taken at the meeting cannot be legally implemented.

If Srinivasan chooses to sustain his defiance, he can lean on to the two laws in his favour to ensure that there is no solution on Sunday. He will go only if he voluntarily steps down. And he is unlikely to do that unless his preposterous four conditions are met. And agreeing to his conditions could mean inviting the wrath of the people of the country.

All eyes are on one man, who continues to hold the rest of the cricketing fraternity to ransom.

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