The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s president-in-exile N Srinivasan has struck a defiant posture after the Bombay High Court order declared BCCI’s two-member probe as “illegal” and “unconstitutional” yesterday.
The Tamil Nadu strongman insisted he will be attending the Board’s Working Committee meeting here on August 2 which is expected to draw up the future course of action in the spot fixing saga.
“Yes, I will be attending the BCCI working Committee meeting in New Delhi on August 2,” Srinivasan was quoted as saying by PTI.
The Chennai Super Kings boss is known to be brusque in his communication with the media, so it wasn’t surprising to see him speak his mind when specifically asked in what capacity he will be attending the meeting.
“Come there and see for yourself as to what capacity I will be attending the meeting,” he said.
The India Cements chief who has repeatedly been criticised for conflict of interest in the IPL, took an aggressive stance when asked about the ruling of the Bombay High Court on the probe panel which was formed to inquire into the IPL spot fixing scandal.
“I don’t know why you people are making a big issue. A writ was filed and the court has given its verdict. The matter finishes there. I have no further comments to make on this issue,” he said.
It may be noted that Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is a permanent member of the BCCI Working Committee and Srinivasan might as well attend the meeting by virtue of being the president of the state association. Normally, Srinivasan’s confidant and former India Cements employee Kashi Viswanathan represents TNCA at such meetings.
Meanwhile, BCCI’s interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said, “We will wait for the judgement to come into our hands before deciding our next step.”