By defying Supreme Court, N. Srinivasan has put his career in jeopardy, says former BCCI legal head

N. Srinivasan, who is under pressure from the Supreme Court to step down as Board of Control for Cricket in India president, may have jeopardized his career as a sports chief by defying the apex court, feels the Board's former legal advisor, Usha Nath Banerjee.

updated: March 26, 2014 18:49 IST
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Thursday could make or break N. Srinivasan's career as a sports administrator. The Tamil Nadu businessman, who heads the Board of Control for Cricket in India and is in line to become the first chairman of the International Cricket Council later this year, could find himself at the wrong end of the country's highest court for his controversial role in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scam. The scandal involves Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, the erstwhile team principal of Chennai Super Kings. ('N Srinivasan won't step down as BCCI president')

According to Usha Nath Banerjee, the BCCI's former legal head, if the Supreme Court bench, hearing the IPL scam case, continues from where it left on Tuesday, then it's ominous for the 69-year-old Srinivasan. Justice AK Patnaik, one of the two judges, had lashed the BCCI chief with harsh words, saying: "Why Srinivasan is not stepping down? It is so nauseating? Why is he sticking to the president's post?" (We will have to abide by Supreme Court's order, says BCCI vice-president Ravi Sawant)

"In the history of the BCCI, we have had several court cases, but never have the judges used such words like 'nauseating' against a president. It's been so demeaning for all associated with the game. Tuesday was a Black Day for Indian cricket," said Banerjee in an exclusive chat with from Kolkata. (Read: Top-10 developments)

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