Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan has been barred from attending the board’s special general body meeting (SGM) by the Supreme Court of India.Also Read - IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates: Rahul to Lead Lucknow; Set to Become Most Expensive Player
The decision comes after the Committee of Administrators moved the apex court seeking clarification on whether an ineligible person can be nominated by BCCI or state associations to take part in the ICC meet. Also Read - Squads for Senior Women's Challenger Trophy Announced
Srinivasan had been lobbying hard with the state cricket units to get the nod from them to represent Indian at the International Cricket Council (ICC). Also Read - With Johannesburg, Pretoria Among Venues, Concerns About India's Tour of SA Amid New COVID Variant's Rise
Earlier, the crucial BCCI SGM was adjourned on Sunday as the board awaited the Supreme Court’s verdict on the eligibility of the members who could be present in the meeting. Srinivasan attended the meeting in the capacity of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association President and he did so despite being warned by the Committee of Administrators.
The other big names who were present at the meet were Rajiv Shukla, Niranjan Shah and TC Mathew, while the meeting was chaired by acting president CK Khanna.
“The meeting was adjourned as SC is hearing the matter on Monday. Since legal implications are involved, Amitabh Chaudhary, the joint secretary announced adjournment,” former Saurashtra CA head Niranjan Shah told reporters.
The meeting was attended by most of the veteran members rendered ineligible by SC order based on Lodha reforms. The likes of Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah, TC Matthew, Ranjib Biswal and G Ganga Raju attended the meeting in clear violation of norms.