New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called an emergency working committee meet on November 18 to discuss the scheduling of its Annual General Meeting which has been postponed by four weeks after President-in-exile N Srinivasan was named by the Supreme Court in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, according to the media reports.
The meeting is scheduled to take place in Chennai.
The move by BCCI to postpone the AGM seemingly indicates how desperate the board is to get Srini back at the helm.
On Friday, former BCCI president Shashank Manohar had pointed out that a second postponement was unconstitutional and was being done to suit Srinivasan.
Manohar said that the Board has no authority to postpone the AGM after a decision was taken by the Working Committee. “Once the date of the AGM was fixed by the Working Committee, the same could not and cannot be altered by any Office Bearer of the Board as they do not have authority to do so," he said.
"It is thus evident that the instructions given to the Board counsel are only with an intent to suit Mr Srinivasan as that would ensure that he still remains a back seat driver. The moot question that needs to be answered is - Who gave the Board counsel instructions to plead for postponement of the AGM," he added.
Resuming the hearing on IPL spot-fixing case, the Supreme Court yesterday disclosed four names that were probed by the Justice Mudgal Committee.
The big names included that of ICC boss N Srinivasan, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra and former IPL CEO Sunder Raman. Meiyappan had already been indicted following an incident where a Forensic Science Laboratory in Mumbai confirmed his voice samples in a tapped conversation with another accomplice Vindoo Dara Singh.
The names of three active players were inadvertently mentioned initially. However, the honorable court decided to strike off their names considering the sensitivity of the issue and the possible far reaching implications of this disclosure on their career.
The hearing was further adjourned till November 24. All four people were asked to be physically present in the court for the next hearing.
The BCCI elections that were slated for November 20, have now been put on hold.
With Agency inputs