N. Srinivasan is Autocratic, Remains BCCI's Back-Seat Driver: Shashank Manohar

N.Srinivasan, suspended by the Supreme Court till investigations into the IPL betting scandal were over, is eyeing another term as BCCI president.

Updated: November 14, 2014 23:35 IST
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File Photo: Shashank Manohar (right) and Sharad Pawar.


Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar has slammed N. Srinivasan for surreptitiously running the Board's affairs even after he was stood down by the Supreme Court till investigations into IPL corruption were over. Manohar is a well-known Nagpur based lawyer and served the BCCI as its president from 2008-11.

Manohar said on Friday that the BCCI was flouting its own constitution by repeatedly putting off its Annual General Meeting that should have been held before September 30. "It appears that during today's hearing, as soon as the names of Srinivasan and Meiyappan were disclosed, the counsel for the BCCI made a request for the postponement of the AGM and elections scheduled on November 20," Manohar said.

"It is thus evident that the instructions given to the Board counsel are only with an intent to suit Srinivasan as that would ensure that he still remains a back-seat driver," said Manohar. The AGM has been postponed by four weeks, the second time it has been deferred, a first in BCCI's history!

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