As N. Srinivasan is looking for a second term as the Chief of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Supreme Court on Monday slammed the industrialist and said that he should have not attended the Board’s working committee meeting on February 8.
The top court had clearly told Srinivasan, precisely on January 22, to give up the commercial interest in cricket if he is willing to contest the BCCI elections once again.
Srinivasan attended the meeting earlier this month in his capacity as Tamil Nadu Cricket Association President.
The court apparently is unhappy with this decision of Srinivasan to attend the meeting. Questioning his aim for another term, the court asked, “If he can’t contest how can he hold the post?
The apex court further added, “Srinivasan might have done great service to the game. But after our judgment his position is vulnerable.”
However, Srinivasan’s lawyer and former minister Kapil Sibal argued on his behalf and said, “No decision was taken during the meeting, it only fixed the election date.”
After filing the petition against Srinivasan, the Cricket Association of Bihar argued that the India Cements Limited Director from Tamil Nadu had violated the order of the court and should be punished and the current interim President of the Board, Shivlal Yadav should have chaired the meeting.
Sibal continued to argue that the judgment given by the court on January 22 could only stop him from contesting in election but not from continuing his current posts. The lawyer further requested time till Friday to take instructions from N. Srinivasan.
The next hearing in the matter will take place on February 27, Friday.