“He (Srinivasan) is the BCCI chief and he has already started working. There is no confusion as to who will chair the Working Committee meeting. Nobody till now has forced Mr Srinivasan to resign,” Patel was quoted as saying by PTI.
Asked whether a fresh probe panel will be formed by the BCCI as demanded by one of the senior vice-presidents Niranjan Shah, Patel gave a terse reply, “I have got nothing to do with it. Ask Niranjan Shah about it! Any decision regarding this can only be taken by the Working Committee and IPL Governing Council. If somebody is talking, it is not well.”
Shah’s comments clearly haven’t gone down well with senior office-bearers and that was further reflected when Patel added: “Without considering the legal aspect of it, it will not be in good taste to comment on it. We are meeting tomorrow as we honour the Bombay High Court’s judgement and we will be working on it.” Asked about the main agenda of the meeting, Patel said, “We will discuss the report of the Probe Commission.”
Don’t hit me: Srini
Meanwhile, Srinivasan got hit on his forehead by the edge of a camera at the airport as the hounding media pressed for his comments and that evoked sharp reaction from the veteran cricket administrator. “I got hit by this camera. You cannot hit me with the camera. It’s not okay with me. I won’t answer,” Srinisavan said angrily before getting into his car.