Rahul Dravid urges BCCI to prove its credibility

Former batsman Manjrekar fears Board mandarins may escape public condemnation as the cricket-loving junta just doesn't bother about officials who have vested interests

updated: August 06, 2013 13:07 IST
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Former Test cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar feel it will be sad if the top Board of Control for Cricket in India officials lost their credibility in the public eye for allegedly bringing the game and its administration to disrepute.

The world's richest and most influential cricket body was last week slammed by the Bombay High Court for flouting its own constitution in its haste to reinstate N. Srinivasan as president. Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was given a clean chit by a two-member panel of former judges that probed allegations of spot-fixing in Indian Premier League matches involving the president's team, Chennai Super Kings.

In an exclusive interview to Cricinfo, Dravid was unhappy that the BCCI was going through a credibility crisis. The former Indian skipper said: "There are so many fans and so many people who care deeply about this game and it is because of these fans that we are who we are as cricketers. Administrators are there because of the fans and the cricketers to run this game, so credibility of a game, or a board, or even a government for that matter, is important irrespective of what you do. If you are in public life it is important."

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