Srini checks in; COA diktat puts BCCI in a fix ahead of SGM
Former BCCI President N Srinivasan will be back in focus as some of the Board's state units plan to prop up his name at its Special General Meeting on Sunday despite COA seeking Supreme Court directives on this issue. The meeting will be attended by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri as none of the four members of the Committee of Administrators (COA)
will be present.
It has already been intimated that Vinod Rai will be abroad. It will be Johri, who will be briefing the COA on the details of the SGM. In another separate development, Justice (Retd) Vikramjit Sen has decided that under prevailing circumstances, no one from Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) will be attending the SGMon Sunday.
The primary issue of the six-point agenda for the meeting is appointment of Board's "representative or representatives to the meeting of
International Cricket Council and/or similar conferences." Srinivasan has already reached the capital and is staying at a different five-star facility instead of the one where the SGM is scheduled to be held. It is learnt that Srinivasan will be lobbying hard with the state units to push his name despite COA reminding them in their instruction sheet of not violating the Lodha Committee reforms as per the Supreme Court order.
The 72-year-old business magnet is a disqualified member and may not be allowed to attend the SGM but could be the man who would control the proceedings through his hardcore loyalists— joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry. It will be interesting to see if the matter is put to a floor test as there might be stiff opposition from a number of state associations.
Another question is the number of state associations which will be attending the meeting. It will be interesting to see what Cricket Association of Bengal which will be represented by President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Avishek Dalmiya decide.