Narayanaswami Srinivasan, the former Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) president, has been nominated to represent the state board in the upcoming BCCI’s special general meeting to be held in Mumbai on June 26.
Srinivasan is also slated to attend the state associations’ meetings with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) tomorrow.
The former BCCI president and ICC chairman originally stepped down as the TNCA president but continues to be a member of the association’s executive committee as the representative of Perambalur District Cricket Association.
The development is bound to create some waves as Srinivasan’s participation directly breaks one of the recommendations by appointed Lodha Committee passed by the Supreme Court which states individuals above the age of 70 aren’t qualified to hold any official position in any state board. The eligibility criteria now come under the scanner as Srinivasan attempts to fly under the radar.
The veteran administrator, in fact, is ineligible for another reason as well. Apart from being over 70 years of age, he has completed nine years as an office-bearer at both the TNCA and the BCCI. This is another violation of the rules from the Supreme Court judgment.
It seems a complete negligence is being shown by the TNCA as well whose executive committee has nominated Srinivasan to be the association’s representative at the meet. He was also mentioned as the “Executive Committee Member.” The TNCA website, too, acknowledges him as the president.
It also anticipated that Srinivasan will also likely to discuss the various Lodha panel recommendations including the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) debate with the BCCI.
The BCCI has barred outstation players from participating in the second edition of TNPL but the TNCA has presented its own arguments. The state board says that the participation of the players is well within the rules and is hoping to get a favourable response on its plea to allow outstation cricketers.