Bangalore:Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former India captain, has asked serious questions of the BCCI's standing in world cricket. Pataudi said the BCCI - which he said is "in a mess" over the IPL - no longer enjoys the goodwill it once did in the global cricket community and the time had come for it to back its financial clout with moral leadership.
"The ICC may well be the voice of cricket; the BCCI is an invoice," Pataudi said in New Delhi at an event commemorating the 75th birth anniversary of former board chief Raj Singh Dungarpur. "We would like to see a more proactive, more eloquent and a more constructive BCCI in world matters. It is of course a democratically elected body and we are fine with that. But it keeps its doors very closed so that none of us actually know what is happening behind closed doors."