N. Srinivasan will attend Friday's Board of Control for Cricket in India working committee meeting in New Delhi as the president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. The Board's interim president Jagmohan Dalmiya will chair the meeting that is expected to deliberate on the Bombay High Court order that has questioned the validity of the two-member panel that probed alleged IPL betting and spot-fixing issues. (Watch: If probe illegal, should Srinivasan return?)
According to BCCI sources, Srinivasan, who was given a clean chit by the probe panel, is free to attend the working committee meeting. "He is free to resume his duties as BCCI president, but just to be safe, he will represent Tamil Nadu. In any case, Dalmiya is an interim arrangement and most affiliates are siding with Srinivasan," said a senior BCCI vice-president, who didn't want to be named. The High Court order doesn't forbid Srinivasan from attending BCCI meetings.
There are murmurs of discontent among the rank and file of the BCCI after the High Court order came as a shock on Tuesday. "It came after the Kolkata meeting on Sunday and we had no clue it was coming," admitted the BCCI official. He added that Srinivasan, according to plans, was all set to take over, but the court's observation has acted like a damper. (Also read: "Srinivasan's men offered me out-of-court settlement")