Reporters who were waiting at the ITC Park Sheraton Hotel, the meeting venue, speculated that Srinivasan, an orthodox Tamil Brahmin, wanted to reach the venue when the time was auspicious (10.30-11.30 am), well ahead of the ‘yamakandam’ or inauspicious time (noon-1.30 pm).

At the end of the meeting, Srinivasan technically continued to retain his current post. But Jagmohan Dalmiya, a former BCCI president and the current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), was asked to conduct the day-to-day affairs of the board.