The Supreme Court will decide on Friday afternoon whether N. Srinivasan will be eligible to attend the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Annual General Meeting in Chennai on Sunday, September 29. The apex court will hear an application filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar seeking to stop a desperate Srinivasan from contesting the Board elections. The Bihar association is also seeking an interim injunction against Srinivasan that will prevent him from being a member of any BCCI committee.
Even if the BCCI unanimously banned former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi for life at a Special General Meeting in Chennai on Wednesday, it is by no way an indication that all is well in the Srinivasan camp. If the apex court rules in favour of the Bihar association on Friday, Srinivasan will have to find a new 'formula' to extend his stay as BCCI president. His two-year reign is coming to an end this month and as of now, Srinivasan is well poised to stretch his innings by another year.
In terms of numbers, Srinivasan is in pole position. He has already garnered the support of all six South Zone affiliates - Tamil Nadu (his home state), Karnataka, Kerala, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Goa. Last week there were doubts over Andhra Pradesh and Goa's 'vote' but officials from both associations have been quoted in the media pledging their support to the Tamil Nadu strongman. (Watch: Srinivasan all set to become BCCI president again)