Many powerful men have ruled the Indian board, but none so brazenly autocratic as N Srinivasan. Had he been allowed to resume charge on Friday, it would have hugely damaged BCCI’s reputation, feel officials.
“The credibility of the Board is down due to the spot-fixing taint and it must give confidence to the public that it is doing business according to the rules and regulations,” said vice-president Niranjan Shah, who has openly slammed Srinivasan.
Former BCCI legal adviser, Ushanath Banerjee, said: “The greed of one person cannot override the reputation and credibility of the national federation.”
Former secretary, JY Lele, said Srinivasan’s days are numbered. “He’s on the backfoot now. The constitution is clear, if you or your family member is involved in any misconduct, you have to go. It need not be proved in a court of law. Had he resigned when his son-in-law (Gurunath Meiyappan) admitted to betting, he would have got a graceful exit,” said Lele.