CHENNAI/MUMBAI, 19 JUNE: N Srinivasan, who has stepped aside ~ albeit temporarily ~ as the BCCI chief and is currently not involved in the functioning of the board pending a probe, may however attend the International Cricket Committee’s (ICC) annual conference. The meeting is to be held in London in late June.
He will be jointly attending the meeting with interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya who is likely to be the official BCCI representative at the executive committee meeting which Srinivasan is unlikely to attend; Srinivasan will represent the board in three sub-committee meetings.
Srinivasan’s presence will be all the more interesting because he has always been a staunch opponent of the Decision Review System and is likely to voice his opposition to the same at the meeting.
India is likely to object to the proposed uniform implementation of the Decision Review System (DRS) at the meet and BCCI officials are thus backing Srinivasan’s presence at the crucial conference.
After the spot-fixing controversy erupted, which implicated Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, calls for the BCCI supremo’s head had steadily increased.
However, he was adamant in his decision not to resign from his post. Srinivasan had instead agreed to a temporary interim arrangement headed by Jagmohan Dalmiya.
BCCI had earlier in the week confirmed that they plan to oppose the DRS in a continuation of their stand on the issue. agencies