Although, N Srinivasan has been ousted from the post of the President of the Board for Control of the Crickets in India according to the Supreme Court verdict, he will check in the ICC executive board meeting, which is going to held in Dubai on April 9 and 10, as a part of the BCCI, confirmed by a senior BCCI official to ESPNcricinfo.
BCCI interim president Shivlal Yadav did not desire to pass any ‘comment on this’, while the Secretary Sanjay Patil did not entertain the queries.
The presidency of BCCI has gone even-steven between former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar (for Indian Premier League issues) and Shivlal Yadav (for other matters) by the Supreme Court’s verdict, though, the Court has refused to pass any order by categorizing this as an ‘internal’ matter of the BCCI.
Usually, the BCCI president is called up over the ICC board as a Director, whereas the secretary appeared in the ICC Chief Executives Committee meetings. At every Annual General Meeting (AGM), the BCCI president decides the Board’s representative at ICC meetings. At the last BCCI meeting held in Chennai on September 29, 2013, it was decided that Srinivasan will carry on being on ICC executive board and Patel in the CEC.
However, Srinivasan’s position is in pretty trouble under severe ICC regulations following the observations and verdicts of the Supreme Court regarding the management of the IPL 2013 corruption issue. Therefore, any member can whip up questions on the basis of two clauses in the ICC’s constitution,
- Granting to the first Clause 2.1 of ICC’s code of ethics, “Directors shall not be involved in any conduct that in any way rips up the ICC or damages its public image.”
- According to the clause 4.11 (F) of the ICC’s constitution, an ICC director can be discharged as a member of the Executive Board by notice given to him and carried out by not less than two thirds of the members of the Executive Board on any one of the following grounds.
“(1) he is blameworthy of any corruption, gross offence or willful discard of duty (whether by act or omission); or (2) in the moderate opinion of the Executive Board, he executes (whether by act or omission) any act which brings or would likely to bring the Council into dishonor; or (3) he comports himself in a manner materially verge of the interests of the Council.”
But for now BCCI seems very much convinced because not only they are carrying out the confirmation of the honorable Supreme Court for Srinivasan to carry on with his ICC duties, but at the same time there will be no howl from within the ICC Board itself towards the ICC chairmanship.