The matter has been adjourned to July 24 for next hearing.

SC issues notice to former BCCI President N Srinivasan for impeding reform processPTI/ file image
news BCCI Friday, July 14, 2017 - 18:48

The Supreme Court has issued notice to former BCCI President N Srinivasan again for obstructing reforms proposed by the Lodha panel, to amend the governance structure in the Board of Control for Cricket in India as per a report in the Hindustan Times.

Besides N Srinivasan, the SC also issued notice to Niranjan Shah and questioned how they could be representatives of any cricket body if they had been disqualified as office bearers.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) filed a status report and accused Srinivasan of disrupting meetings, deliberately obstructing transparency and blocking reforms at the Special General Meeting held on June 26.

They are also accused of violating age and tenure stipulations, as being over 70, disqualifies both of them from representing their respective state associations at BCCI.

The CoA said, “From an audio recording of the SGM, it appears that such disqualified persons were able to effectively hijack proceedings at the SGM by prevailing upon other attendees (who may have been otherwise willing to facilitate the reform process) to either support the cause of such disqualified person or remain silent. Such disqualified persons have a vested interest in stalling implementation of the Judgement because, if the Judgment is implemented, such disqualified person will have to relinquish control over their respective State/Member Associations.”

Srinivasan had earlier been asked to step down by the SC over the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, involving his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan.

Meanwhile, perjury charges against another former President Anurag Thakur were dropped after he submitted an unconditional apology to the top court.

The matter has been adjourned to July 24 for next hearing.