New Delhi: Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar Saturday said that the amendment of the BCCI constitution in 2012 regarding the president's post was done to ensure that BJP heavyweight Arun Jaitley became board chief in 2014 instead of N Srinivasan going for a second term.
In 2012, the BCCI constitution was amended wherein an incumbent from a different zone could become president if his name is proposed and seconded by the zone which has the turn to elect the chief.
"I believe that the members decided in favour of amendment of the constitution so that decks are cleared for Mr Arun Jaitley (erstwhile DDCA president and BCCI vice-president) to become the BCCI president from East Zone. It was specifically done for Mr Jaitley as he was the unanimous choice of the members," Manohar told PTI in an interview. (Nauseating That Srinivasan Continued as BCCI Chief: Supreme Court)