India’s N. Srinivasan who emerged as the leading candidate to become ICC chairman in February, will assume office almost immediately after the governing body rubber-stamped constitutional changes at its annual conference being held this week in Australia. Hehas been confirmed as the ICC’s first chairman after constitutional changes to the governing body were passed at the annual conference in Melbourne on Thursday.
Lalit Modi predicted “dark days” ahead of world cricket on a day when N Srinivasan was formally appointed the first Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He added that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is pursuing allegations of fraud committed by Srinivasan as managing director of India Cements, which is alleged to have routed scarce water resources with corrupt state officials to double production and profits. Modi also said that Justice AK Patnaik has 12 allegations against Srinivasan.
The former IPL Chairman did not stop here. He also added, “Consider this — N Srinivasan has been elected the Chairman despite being removed by the Supreme Court of India from the position of BCCI President due to ongoing investigations into the match-fixing allegations relating to the 2013 edition of the IPL. India’s FBI, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is pursuing allegations of fraud committed by Srinivasan as managing director of India Cements, which is alleged to have routed scarce water resources with corrupt state officials to double production and profits. Supreme Court Justice, AK Patnaik for the first time revealed details about the sealed envelope recently at the case hearing. He said that there were 13 names in the sealed envelope concerning match fixing and spot fixing, Srinivasan’s name was the 13th, and he had 12 allegations against him, with annexure to each of them. It seems that Mr Srinivasan has not taken the allegations seriously.”
As for questions around whether Srinivasan was the right man to lead world cricket into the future, having long stated his primary responsibility as a representative of the BCCI, the India Cements and Chennai Super Kings owner argued that he should be judged on what he achieved over the term of his chairmanship.
Let’s see in near future if Modis’s prediction is right or Srinivansan will change the future of the cricket in good aspect.