Apart from taking a final decision on former BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi at the special general meeting in Chennai on September 25, N Srinivasan would use the opportunity to gauge the mood within the board before the AGM four days later.
The special disciplinary committee -- comprising Arun Jaitley, Chirayu Amin and Jyotiraditya Scindia -- for the inquiry against the former domestic T20 league commissioner is likely to seek a vote on banning Modi for life.
The decision was conveyed to a few top BCCI officials at Sunday’s emergent working committee here but it wasn’t announced. “It was decided to hold a special general meeting in Chennai on September 25 to announce this decision and get it approved at the AGM on September 29,” said a BCCI source seeking anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
There’s another, possibly more important, reason why the meeting is being called in Chennai. Most members are likely to
stay back for the AGM and Srinivasan could use that time to garner support to continue as president for another year.
“There is no guarantee there won’t be any opposition at AGM. Since the general body members are likely to stay back in Chennai, Srinivasan wants to use this time to lobby his case. He doesn’t want to leave it till late,” said the official.