Kolkata: The BCCI adjourned a key meet in Kolkata on Friday over ‘lack of legal clarity’ due to the presence of former Board chief N. Srinivasan. His presence created a lot of confusion among its members. The adjournment means several important decisions, including a clear cut Indian Premier League (IPL) roadmap now hangs in the balance. No fresh date has been decided as this was supposed to be the last working committee meeting before next month’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Following deliberations with senior BCCI members and legal head Ushanath Bannerjee, president Jagmohan Dalmiya told reporters that the meeting was being adjourned due to “lack of legal clarity” on Srinivasan’s participation.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Working Committee meeting was adjourned sine die after deciding to seek the opinion of the Hon’ble Supreme Court whether N. Srinivasan could attend the meetings of the BCCI as the authorised representative of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association,” read an official statement from BCCI. Friday’s meeting was crucial because it was supposed to decide the fate of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in IPL.
There was high drama ahead of the meeting on Friday after Srinivasan was adamant on participation as president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).