N. Srinivasan in pole position to get extension as BCCI boss but will Andhra play spoilsport?

Board of Control for Cricket in India chief (BCCI) N. Srinivasan has reportedly scored a 'technical knockout' victory by ensuring five out of six South Zone members are on his side ahead of Board AGM in Chennai on September 29. Anybody wanting to contest Srinivasan must have at least two South Zone members to propose and second his name

updated: September 20, 2013 20:47 IST
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N. Srinivasan lobby ahead in numbers game, but will Andhra spoil BCCI boss's party?An embattled N. Srinivasan is banking on an archaic rule and a complex number game to stretch his innings as Board of Control for Cricket in India president. According to well-placed Board sources, Srinivasan is in pole position to extend his stay as BCCI boss, at least for a year. He is completing his normal two-year reign this month. Srinivasan's detractors, however, are banking on a court 'yorker' and a dithering South Zone Board member, Andhra Pradesh, to stop the 68-year-old in his tracks. (Srinivasan to seek re-elections)

BCCI elections have always been a complex number game and although N. Srinivasan's one-year extension was a foregone conclusion earlier this year, the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal involving his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings member Gurunath Meiyappan changed all equations in the last four months. (Probe clears Meiyappan)

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