The bench fixed the matter for further hearing on August 18 and said it would consider two issues — the implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations as far as practicable by the state associations.
Ahead of the TNPL player draft, the BCCI has sent a letter to TNCA, reiterating its stand that the local T20 tournament can’t have outstation players on board even if they are registered to play the Tamil Nadu cricket league.
The CoA had also “requested” the BCCI members to adopt the new constitution through a written communication. But the SGM on Monday didn’t take any decisive call and stuck to its defiance against the absolute implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations.
The BCCI COA have given a stern warning to all the errant state associations that if they don’t comply with the Lodha-recommended reforms, Supreme Court will be requested to step in and exercise its power.
All these have prompted some members to seek Srinivasan’s ‘help’, to have a discussion with the COA and then take the matter forward to the SGM.
Former BCCI and ICC boss N Srinivasan’s presence through Skype at the BCCI Special General Meeting raised a few eyebrows as it appeared.
N Srinivasan was even rapped on the knuckles by the Apex Court as he hung on to the post of BCCI president in the aftermath of 2013 IPL spot-fixing.
A consensus among board members, in favour of Shashank Manohar taking over as ICC chief, is expected to be reached at their AGM on Nov 9.
N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur fight is now out in the open.
A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur said that it will hear the application in the near future. It, however, did not fix a date for hearing.
The BCCI cancelled its working committee meeting, scheduled on August 28 to discuss the fate of CSK and RR in IPL.
The meeting was postponed as the members argued over the presence of N Srinivasan.
Early last year, the then BCCI president Srinivasan intervened to get commentators a favourable contract.
Srinivasan’s name is mentioned as the representative of BCCI in the ICC Board Meeting from June 24-26.
Incumbent Secretary Kashi Viswanathan also held on to his position for another term.