N Srinivasan’s eligibility to attend BCCI SGM is not an issue for COA to discuss , says Vinod Rai

The CoA has stated that it has not been directed to decide on the eligibility of any individual to attend the BCCI's meetings.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 25, 2017 1:16 am
Vinod Rai said that N Srinivasan’s eligibility to attend BCCI SGM is not an issue for COA to discuss. (Source: Express)

The Committee of Administrators (CoA), which has been appointed by the Supreme Court, has stated that it has not been directed to decide on the eligibility of any individual to attend the BCCI’s meetings. This comes after reports of N Srinivasan representing Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) at the BCCI’s Special General Meeting (SGM) started doing the rounds.

“That (Srinivasan’s eligibility to attend meeting) is not an issue that the COA discuss. That is a issue which the Supreme Court has to be discuss. We have not been mandated by the SC to sit and judge a person’s eligibility, non-eligibility,” Rai said.

“(The) Attendance register (of the meeting) will go to the SC. SC gets to know about all these things,” he further said when asked whether the CoA will inform the SC if Srinivasan attends the meet.

Meanwhile, speaking on the issue of BCCI securing USD 405 million in the ICC’s revenue sharing model, Rai said, “Firstly, people must acknowledge that this team of Rahul Johri and Amitabh Choudhary who went and represented the BCCI have done very well over there. All of you had written us off.

“In the governance model, a lot of our suggestions have been accepted. Two groups have been constituted, one headed by Amitabh Choudhary, the other group in which Rahul Johri is there – which are Strategic Working Group and Governance Model Group, in the Governance Model the best thing that has happened is the ICC accepting that the Governance Model is a living document, which means it is a dynamic document.

Vinod Rai concluded by saying, “This governance group, which is set up is going to make suggestions in case some changes have to be brought on board. That is a very major achievement. We have got a very good deal from the ICC.”

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