KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: BCCI’s interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya will be attending the ICC annual conference in London next week as India’s representative, putting an end to the suspense on the issue.
"I will be attending the ICC executive board, development board and annual conference on behalf of BCCI. It is scheduled from June 27 to 29," Dalmiya told reporters at the Eden Gardens after the completion of CAB’s Special General Meeting (SGM). However Dalmiya gave an open-ended reply as to whether BCCI president N Srinivasan, who has stepped aside from the post till investigations into IPL spot-fixing and betting scandals are completed, will also be attending the conference.
Asked specifically whether Srinivasan will also be attending the ICC annual conference, Dalmiya gave a vague reply "not to my knowledge that Srinivasan is going to the ICC." However, with Dalmiya attending all the important meetings during the conference, it now looks highly unlikely that Srinivasan will be going to London.
When asked whether he knew about anyone else attending the meeting, he gave another reply which left everyone guessing.
"I don’t know, say for instance, the secretary Mr Sanjay Patel will be attending the working committee meeting." Patel, it is learnt, will be attending the CEO’s meeting of the ICC.
The veteran administrator said that a lot of issues needs to be taken into consideration before thinking about uniform implementation of DRS.
"Let us reach there and look into it. There are various points, intricacy of those are to be looked into. I want co-operation from all of them." Dalmiya stressed that he will have elaborate discussions at the ICC on "cleaning of the game". pti