Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may move to remove N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Indian cricket board is exploring the option of a Special General Meeting (SGM) to take a decision on Srinivasan’s role.
It is being reported that BCCI Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya and Secretary Anurag Thakur are mulling the option after Thakur had a letter-war with the ICC Chairman.
There are reports that the SGM will be called on May 24, the day of IPL final. Incidentally, Lalit Modi was suspended after the final of IPL 3 in 2010.
"To oust Srinivasan, the ruling group will require two-thirds majority which is 21 units. If they can't ensure 21 votes, they won't call SGM for sure. Dalmiya and Thakur will have to ensure there are 21 votes in their favour," a member of Dalmiya faction told PTI.
A few days back there were reports that the ex BCCI chairman has hired a London-based spying agency and spent on them Rs 14 crores from BCCI coffers to spy on the members of the Indian board.
The serious matter was discussed extensively in the BCCI's Working Committee meeting, attended by each and every member of the cricket governing body.
Newly appointed BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur is heading a committee formed by the BCCI to probe on the matter. Thakur, apparently, has also been involved in a public tussle with Srinivasan, which began when ICC sent an advisory, citing Thakur’s closeness with an alleged bookie Karan Gilhotra.
Thakur subsequently asked Srinivasan to provide a list of the alleged bookies via a official letter, and also went on to ask the former president of the Indian cricket board to provide the same to his family members, as his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was proven to be in contacts with bookies.
However, Srinivas seems eager to avoid an engage in a war of words with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. ''I have seen that letter written by Anurag (Thakur) which has been circulated to the media. He has written something in it but I feel it's not proper to respond to him throughc media," Srinivasan told PTI today.
Asked if he has been taken aback by the attack from Thakur, Srinivasan replied, "If I feel anything about what all Anurag has written, I will personally write a letter to him."
(With Agency inputs)