As the BCCI geared up for its Emergent Working Committee meeting to decide the fate of N Srinivasan, the embattled board president had a word with some of the members in a last-ditch effort to resign on his own terms in Chennai on Sunday.
BCCI joint-secretary Anurag Thakur, however, said that there was nothing wrong in Srinivasan having separate meetings with the WC members.
"It's a natural process. As a board president he is entitled to meet the state unit heads and other Working Committee members. I have no objections in that," Thakur told reporters before on arrival for the meeting.
Asked if he still stuck to his view that Srinivasan should resign from his post, Thakur said, "In the interest of cricket and to have a fair and transparent probe, it will be better if Srinivasan does that."
"No individual is bigger and more important than an organisation. As a former cricketer, I want to appeal that everybody should perform their duties for the betterment of the game," said Thakur who was one of three BCCI office bearers who have applied strong pressure on Srinivasan to call the meeting.
The dice seemed to be heavily loaded against Srininvasan after he was forced to call the Emergent Working Committee following resignations by board treasurer Ajay Shirke and secretary Sanjay Jagdale as well as the T20 League chairman Rajeev Shukla.