CoA-BCCI meeting fizzles out

N. Srinivasan expressed his disappointment at India’s handling of issues relating to the governance and financial models at the ICC annual conference in London.

N. Srinivasan arrives at BCCI headquarters to attend the state associations' meetings in Mumbai on Sunday.   -  PTI

The meeting between the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the BCCI full members fizzled out on Sunday.

Former BCCI president N. Srinivasan, one of the many disqualified members who attended the meeting, told the CoA that he would like to discuss the International Cricket Council (ICC) matters at the Special General Meeting (SPG) at the Cricket Centre here on Monday.

The CoA chairman began the meeting, highlighting the good work of the administrators in settling matters with the ICC on the governance and financial models. At this point, Srinivasan, representing the TNCA, said he would like to discuss more about the issues relating to the ICC at the SGM.

The former president said he was extremely disappointed with the way the administrators dealt with issues relating to the governance and financial models at the ICC annual conference in London.

Short meeting

“Having got USD 200 million less, he mooted the idea of sending a notice to the ICC for violating the 2014 resolutions. No one spoke except Srinivasan. The meeting was over in 20-odd minutes,” said a member from West Zone.

The CoA met representatives of the full-member units from the West, South and Central zones first, followed by North and East zones. Apart from Srinivasan, a few more disqualified members too represented their States. Sources also revealed that no meaningful discussions were held about the implementation of the Lodha Committee report.

Diana delighted

Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji is delighted with the Indian women cricket team’s fourth victory over England in a World Cup match. On Saturday Mithali Raj’s Indian beat England by 35 runs at Derby.

“Congratulations to the women team for their excellent win over former World champions England. What a comeback by Smirti Mandana with a match winning innings of 90; her first match after major knee operation,” said Diana in a statement.

An Indian women’s team beat England team for the first time in a World Cup match at Wanganui in 1982; thereafter it won at Lincoln Green in 2000 and then at Pretoria in 2005. India has played England in 62 ODIs and won 26 times.

A member said: “Srinivasan said the BCCI has already considered dissecting the recommendations clause by clause at an SGM last October. The CoA left it to the BCCI to take a call about the implementation of the reforms at the SGM on Monday.’’

The Supreme Court has said it will hear the petitions of the BCCI members in mid-July and hence the SGM may decide to wait till that time.

‘Process’

During the short meeting, Srinivasan also told the CoA that the BCCI members had expressed their anguish at the CoA’s decision to reject the nomination of Milind Kanmadikar as manager of the Indian team for the tour of the West Indies and continue with Kapil Malhotra who was with the team for the Champions Trophy. The CoA replied that “a process” has to be followed for the appointment of a manager.

The meeting with the North and East zone members lasted more than half-an-hour with a few points on cricket reforms discussed.

G.S. Walia, secretary, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), said: “Nobody wants confrontation, everybody is waiting for the decision,” describing the mood at the meeting.

BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, when asked whether Anil Kumble’s decision to quit after the Champions Trophy was raised, replied in the positive. He, however, did not go into the specifics.

Monday’s SGM agenda

(i) Implementation of the Supreme Court order dated July 18, 2016

(ii) To report on the ICC meetings

(iii) To report on the meeting with representatives of the PCB held on May 29.

(iv) To record the decisions taken by the CoA since Jan. 2017

(v) To report on the bilateral tours (home and away) for the season 2017-18

(vi) To decide on the steps taken to support cricket activities of the JK CA and Rajasthan associations

(vii) To decide on the request of the Assam CA for financial assistance to complete their international stadium.

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