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BCCI new chief mulling option to oust Srinivasan from ICC

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Published on May 01, 2015 with No Comments


The BCCI’s new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya’s leadership is exploring the option of an early Special General Meeting (SGM) in its bid to oust N Srinivasan as the Board’s representative in ICC.

In order to reach a decision on ousting Srinivasan, an SGM needs to be called and Dalmiya along with Secretary Anurag Thakur is exploring that option.

However, they are yet to decide on a date as of now as the members need to be given three weeks of notice period.

“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 has been quoted by media in India.

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.

This comes a day after the internal feud within the BCCI took an ugly turn with Board Secretary Thakur launching a stinging attack on ICC Chairman Srinivasan, saying that he should actually share information on bookies with his own family members “whose involvement in betting has been proved”.

A day after ICC issued an advisory to Thakur to stay away from suspected bookies, the BCCI secretary hit back at Srinivasan through an open letter in which he questioned the timing of the “counter offensive” initiated at the behest of the ICC Chairman.

Srinivasan though made it clear that he did not want to engage in a war of words with Thakur, saying he would take up the matter with him personally.

ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson had on Sunday written a letter to BCCI president Dalmiya about Thakur being photographed with one Karan Gilhotra, whose name allegedly figures in the list of suspected bookies.





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