Srinivasan hints he stopped Dhoni being sacked

Mar 26, 2013, 07:43 IST | IANS

Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan hinted that the board's constitution gives him the power to approve any decision of the national selectors, including that on the captain

When NDTV anchor asked whether there was substance in the media reports that selectors were under pressure to sack Mahendra Singh after India lost four Tests in England and another four in Australia, but you had backed him, all that Srinivasan said was “it is not proper to discuss selection matters. The constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does say that the president has to approve the national team.”

N Srinivasan

When the anchor rephrased the question and asked: “So, you have the last word as president” Srinivasan said: “That’s what the constitution of the BCCI says.”

Asked whether Dhoni should choose to drop the shorter versions of the game format Srinivasan said it is for the selectors to take the call.

Former India selector Mohinder Amarnath had claimed that the last selection committee headed by Kris Srikkanth unanimously agreed to sack Dhoni after the team’s whitewash in England and Australia. But Srinivasan reportedly didn’t approve the move.

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