N. Srinivasan taking ‘unilateral’ decisions on IPL scam case, ‘rebel’ Board members want BCCI emergency meeting


In spite of being suspended by the Supreme Court, is N. Srinivasan still remote controlling the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s affairs as far as the Indian Premier League scandal case in Supreme Court is concerned? A letter from Rajasthan Cricket Association written to acting BCCI president Shivlal Yadav on Wednesday clearly reflects a clear divide among members as at least 10 units have sought an emergency working committee meeting to understand how the case is being dealt with. Such an audacious move has never been seen among BCCI members in recent times.

By an interim order on March 28, the Supreme Court had removed Srinivasan as Board president and appointed Yadav and former Test captain Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI heads till a fair probe on the IPL corruption case was done. On Wednesday, the court once againrejected Srinivasan’s appeal to reinstate him as BCCI chief and wanted the Board to say how it will investigate the IPL scandal. The next hearing is on April 22.

The RCA has officially written to the BCCI asking who is directing the BCCI lawyers in the IPL scam case. The letter, written by RCA’s officiating secretary KK Sharma, states: “We have noticed the observations of the Supreme Court during today’s (Wednesday’s) hearing. We are unaware as to who is instructing the counsel appearing for the Board in the said matter. The issues have never been discussed at a Board Meeting and no Board Meeting has been convened in this regard.

“We do not want that the stance taken by the Board should damage the reputation of the Board and Players and therefore we request you to convene an Emergent Working Committee Meeting of the Board on 20.04.2014 at the Headquarters of the Board in Mumbai to discuss the matters pending before the Supreme Court as the said matter is now listed for 22.04.2014. We feel that the Board Counsel should be instructed about Board decision and should not take instructions from certain…

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