The Former chairman of ICC and former president of BCCI N. Srinivasan have been unanimously elected as the President of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for the 15th consecutive term on Saturday.
The former controversial president was first dethroned from the post of BCCI President in the BCCI’s 86th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai, following that he was also dropped from the post of ICC chairman. Sunil Gavaskar took over him as BCCI’s interim president followed by Shivlal Yadav. Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected as full-time BCI’s president last year but he dies in office. Shashank Manohar succeeded Dalmiya but he too had to quit because of his appointment as chairman of ICC. Currently, Anurag Thakur holds the office.
After the appointment of Srinivasan as the president, the Association said, “N Srinivasan and K SViswanathan have been elected as President and Secretary of TNCA for the 15th and 10th time respectively.”
On Friday, a petition was filed in the Madras High court to delay the election but the court refused the plea of the petitioner.
Interestingly there was no election held as there were no opponents in the race.
Till a few years back Srinivasan was a powerful man in BCCI and in world cricket but after all the IPL betting scandal and mismanagement of the functioning of BCCI, he lost his control over the association and finally was dethroned from the BCCI president’s post.
Along with this, his IPL team Chennai Super Kings was also banned for two years.
The Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of India Cements have earlier faced lot of troubles during the betting scandal as there are allegations that one of his relatives was in touch with the bookies and also leaked the team information. Though Srinivasan came out clean but still could not save his throne. The former President of BCCI still hopes to stage a comeback to the big picture but now with Lodha Recommendations and the Shashank Manohar holding the grip over BCCI, there are dim and bleak chances of Srinivasan coming back to the BCCI.