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Cricket

Bindra slams Srini for "shamelessly sticking to his chair"
PTI
New Delhi, March 26, 2014
First Published: 22:17 IST(26/3/2014)
Last Updated: 22:20 IST(26/3/2014)

Lashing out at N Srinivasan for "shamelessly sticking to his chair" even after Supreme Court's observation to step down, former BCCI President I S Bindra on Wednesday asked him to quit before he drags Indian cricket down the gutter along with him.

The Supreme Court observed on Tuesday that Srinivasan should step down from his post for a fair probe into the IPL fixing scandal and Bindra said the game has gained disrepute due to a single man's obsession with power.

"It's a moment of shame for us to see the game gaining such disrepute across the globe for a single man's obsession with power. It is time for all of us involved in the sport; all the stakeholders of the game in the country to take a call and express our displeasure at the way the game is being administered," Bindra said.

"What stung me most was the use of word 'nauseating' by the apex court in describing BCCI and its chief, N Srinivasan. If that is not reason enough for someone to be ashamed, I wonder what is? It has been over 24 hours and the BCCI and its chief have taken no action as yet," he said in his blog.

"Mr. Srinivasan, are you able to see the writing on the wall? Quit before you drag Indian cricket down the gutter along with yourself," he added.

He also took potshots at the BCCI top brass for not coming out in the open with clear views against Srinivasan.

"What surprises me even more is the fact that there has been no murmur from the top brass in the BCCI. Yes, there have been statements from the BCCI vice-presidents but they are too open-ended. The inaction by the BCCI top brass reflects Srinivasan's shamelessness to stick to his chair.

"How else would you explain the defiance by the man? He is surely worried about the skeletons in the cupboard tumbling out if and when he departs. Why else would he be resisting stepping down after being castigated by the Supreme Court?" Bindra asked.


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