The hostility between the ICC Chairman N Srinivasan and BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur seems to be unending as the former BCCI President Srinivasan has moved the Supreme Court to seek criminal prosecution of Anurag Thakur.
Srinivasan’s plea is based on perjury charges against Thakur with reference to his statement in an application by BCCI seeking clarification from SC, whether Srinivasan can attend board meetings despite allegations of conflict of interest against him. In the application, Thakur mentioned about Srinivasan, storming BCCI’s Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on August 28. (Also Read: BCCI meeting postponed over Srinivasan’s presence)
The charges have been put against Thakur of “False Affidavit” and “misleading statements” under IPC Sections 193 and 209 which can lead to seven years of jail imprisonment.
In his plea, Srinivasan has countered the statements mentioned in the application as “Completely False.”In support of this, he has submitted affidavits of BCCI vice-president TC Mathew, BCCI Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary and, joint secretary of the Kerala Cricket Association Jayesh George, which claim that Srinivasan’s presence in the meeting was not objected by anybody and that he was always part of the meeting.
First Published | 30 September 2015 6:36 PM