The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to keep their cards close to their chest as its supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya "refused to commit his support" for president-in-exile N Srinivasan and has told him that he will do so only after receiving the nod from Arun Jaitley.
Srinivasan met Dalmiya during the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture in Kolkata recently and sought his support as he would be nominated from the East Zone. However to Srinivasan's surprise, Dalmiya was non-committal.
"Since Dalmiya controls two votes (CAB and National Cricket Club (NCC)), Srinivasan asked him to officially sign and support his candidature. But Dalmiya said that he needs to speak to Arun Jaitley before giving him the nod. Srinivasan was slightly taken aback," a senior CAB office-bearer, who was privy to conversation told PTI on condition of anonymity.