Can't sponsor BCCI under Srinivasan, says Sahara boss Subrata Roy

In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Roy expresses his disgust at the current BCCI office-bearers. The Sahara chief said the Board has mistreated a company that backed Indian cricket for 13 years

updated: May 24, 2013 21:50 IST
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Sahara India supremo Subrota Roy slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India for failing to honour a relationship that thrived for more than a decade. In an exclusive interview to NDTV on Friday, Roy expressed his disgust at the way the BCCI bosses, led by N. Srinivasan, treated an ally that backed Team India through its ups and downs. Also read: Sahara's pull-out evokes interest from other corporate biggies

Roy was clearly upset with the current set of BCCI officials and even though he did not name him, Roy indicated Sahara will never sponsor Team India as long as Srinivasan was around. "It's really unfair, sad and irritating. The last 13-14 years we had enjoyed such a harmonious relationship, but after that it is so disgusting," he said.

Earlier this week, relationship between Sahara and the BCCI broke after the Board encashed a bank guarantee for non-payment of franchise fee. Sahara are owners of the Pune Warriors team. Sahara had failed to pay an amount of Rs 170 crore by May 19, but the BCCI refused to heed its request not to encash the bank guarantee.

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