Former BCCI boss Inderjit Singh Bindra
Chandigarh: After hailing the Supreme Court's move to appoint a four-member Committee of Administrators to run the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), veteran administrator I S Bindra called some BCCI officials “vultures”.
“The vultures attacked my integrity, professionalism and commitment to the sport. In 2000, I was accused of 'bringing the Board into disrepute' when shortly after former South African cricket captain Hanse Cronje's confession, I exposed match fixing in Indian cricket. Subsequent events vindicated my courageous stand,” Bindra wrote in a blog.
“Fast forward to 2013, when Indian cricket was yet again engulfed by the IPL match-fixing controversy. At that point, as I have written before, BCCI president N Srinivasan (Srini) should have been persuaded to or forced to resign immediately. This would have allowed a fair investigation into the affairs of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, and also restored public faith in the game. But Srini treated the Board as his own 'jagir' (fiefdom) and opened the doors to court intervention in a gentleman's game.”