ICC post attracts Srinivasan
The 'ambitious' N Srinivasan, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is likely to put a condition in today's crucial emergency working committee meet to be held in Chennai.
It is learnt that the under-fire BCCI chief would want Board members to support his nomination to be a representative at all International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings.
Srinivasan is keen to become the first chairman of the ICC, but the spot fixing controversy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s alleged involvement in the betting scandal can well derail his ambitions. A new post of chairman was created in the ICC thereby reducing the powers of president from 2014.
Ajay Shirke, who relinquished from the BCCI’s treasurer’s post in the wake of the spot fixing controversy on Friday, did not find anything wrong in Srinivasan’s desire to attend all ICC meetings. “What is wrong in this,” he asked. “If there is an Indian at the top of ICC, it is good for Indian cricket.”
However, former ICC president Ehsan Mani said the best man for the job should be appointed. “I cannot speculate on the chairmanship of the ICC, but I hope that a completely independent chairman will be chosen. It is unfortunate that the Woolf Report has been put in the cold storage. I hope this unfortunate event will be a wake-up call for the ICC board,” he said.