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Srinivasan-Jaitley discussion on cards

Srinivasan-Jaitley discussion on cards
BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan is set to discuss his future course of action with BJP heavyweight and union finance minister Arun Jaitley once the embattled cricket administrator is back from the two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai, scheduled to conclude on Thursday.

A Supreme Court verdict has effectively barred Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI polls, slated within six weeks and Tamil Nadu strongman is now looking towards selling his prized IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings within the stipulated time frame.

“Srinivasan will be back from Dubai after the board meet ends on January 29. So ideally, there is a chance of meeting Jaitley in Delhi on either January 30 or 31 or may be a tele-conference depending on the finance minister’s schedule,” a senior BCCI official in the know of things said on Wednesday.
“Since Srinivasan has always paid heed to Jaitley’s advice, it won’t be any different this time round. A clearer picture on BCCI logjam will only emerge after the Srinivasan-Jaitley discussion. At the end of the day, Jaitley controls eight votes (BJP ruled states and institutions) and that’s a good enough number in a total of 31 to have a decisive say in this regard,” the source added.

Nominate a candidate who will hold up majesty: Verma

The face of anti N Srinivasan faction Aditya Verma has made an “appeal” to BCCI members to select an honest candidate for the post of the president in the upcoming polls of the parent body within six weeks. “I hereby appeal to the BCCI members not to be misled by the misinterpretation of the scope of the order of the Supreme Court in para 110 (V) at the instance of Mr Srinivasan and request the East Zone Members, whose turn it is to nominate the candidate for the post of President BCCI, to nominate a person who will up hold the majesty and purity of the game of Cricket,” Verma appealed to BCCI interim president Shivlal Yadav through his legal counsel Chandrasekhar Verma.

Verma also said that one who becomes the president should not have vested interest. “Who (new president) will ensure that frauds like match-fixing and betting and mal-practices which were predominant during N Srinivasan regime do not occur,” Verma said.
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