Asked why he attended SGM, Srinivasan loses his cool

BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Chaudhury however, admitted that the former BCCI and ICC chief couldn’t be stopped from attending the SGM.

Srinivasan, who dodged various questions, said he was “happy after the BCCI meeting. Everything was unanimous."   -  Bijoy Ghosh

The former BCCI president N. Srinivasan attended the SGM on Monday as a representative of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).

However, he stands disqualified to be an office-bearer of TNCA as well as BCCI in the wake of Lodha panel recommendations. When asked by a reporter about his eligibility to attend the BCCI SGM, retorted: “I have more right than you to attend the meeting.”

BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Chaudhury, too, admitted that the former BCCI and ICC chief couldn’t be stopped from attending the SGM.  “Which individual is chosen to represent a member-unit is their wish as long as it doesn’t violate the Supreme Court order,” he said.

Srinivasan who dodged various questions, said he was “happy after the BCCI meeting. Everything was unanimous."

TNCA expects quick BCCI response

The issue of outstation cricketers figuring in the TNPL could not be taken up in the BCCI SGM in Mumbai since the item was not listed.

However, Sportstar has learnt from reliable sources that the TNCA did bring up the matter with the Board on the sidelines of the meeting.

The Board, it is believed, has informed the TNCA that it would get back to it in two to three days’ time.

Earlier, when the Board said outstation cricketers could not take part in the TNPL, the TNCA responded with a hard-hitting letter.

“We have raised some relevant issues. I am sure the BCCI will look into them. We are still hopeful. Possibly, they need some time to relook the issue. Let’s see,” said the source.

The TNCA had postponed the player-draft for cricketers from the other States pending a final response from the Board. The TNPL gets underway on July 22.