Dealing with N Srinivasan isn't proving to be easy even for seasoned cricket Board officials. Having somehow persuaded him to step aside from the President's duties, they are struggling to convince him against attending the ICC's annual general meeting in London.
Most senior BCCI functionaries want Srinivasan to stay away till the outcome of the internal probe against his son-in-law, M Gurunath, over his alleged role in the betting and spot-fixing scandal is known, but he remains adamant. They will try to convince him again on Thursday.
India's impressive Champions Trophy performance has helped slow down the negative headlines that the boa-rd was getting, but Srinivasan's presence in the ICC event will again turn the spotlight on the betting, spot-fixing and conflict of interest issues surrounding the T20 league.
"It's clear he's being greedy. Having attended so many ICC meetings, what will happen if he misses one? He can attend the committees where he's named in but not represent the Board," said a Board member.