Srinivasan hints he stopped Dhoni being sacked

Asked whether Dhoni should choose to drop the shorter versions of the game format, as suggested by some experts including former captain Rahul Dravid, Srinivasan said it is for the selectors to take the call.

updated: March 25, 2013 19:48 IST
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New Delhi: Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan hinted that the board's constitution gives him the power to approve any decision of the national selectors, including that on the captain.

When a television anchor asked whether there was substance in the media reports that selectors were under pressure to sack Mahendra Singh Dhoni after India lost four Tests in England and another four in Australia, but you had backed him, all that Srinivasan would say was "it is not proper to discuss selection matters. The constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does say that the president has to approve the national team." Watch

When the anchor rephrased the question and asked: "So, you have the last word as president?"

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