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N Srinivasan still joins the BCCI Special General Meeting through video conferencing
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N Srinivasan’s presence, video conferencing, at the Board of Control for Cricket in India Special General Meeting (SGM) in New Delhi on Sunday raised a few eyebrows. Like the majority of the state associations, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) hasn’t yet implemented the Lodha reforms in toto, and Srinivasan continues to dig at it.
He is actually ineligible to helm at it. Though he has served nine years in his state association, nine years in the BCCI he is now over 70 years of age. Saurashtra’s Niranjan Shah, too, was present at the boardroom.
A BCCI SGM on April 9 had to postponed because ‘ineligible’ office-bearers such as Srinivasan and Shah turned up and there was not clear whether they are eligible or not. It’s surprising that Srinivasan still holds enough clout in the BCCI despite the fact he is one of the primary reasons for Indian cricket being thrown into turmoil.
Srinivasan’s son-in-law and former Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan had been implicated in the IPL spot-fixing and betting controversy scandal. Srinivasan’s presence was contradictory to the accepted principles of Indian jurisprudence. a COA member said: “The general body should have intervened. We are not going to get involved in this.”