Under-fire BCCI president N. Srinivasan was booed by a capacity Eden Gardens crowd as his name was announced during the post-match IPL 2013 presentation ceremony.
The moment Ravi Shastri announced the name of the controversial BCCI president,there was a loud jeer from the 61,000 odd crowd present at the stadium which reminded a lot of how former IOA chief Suresh Kalmadi was booed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games,2010.
Srinivasan decided not to resign from board president’s post despite his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan being arrested by Mumbai Police on charges of betting and passing on information to the bookies.
Clad in navy blue suit and with a sky blue shirt,Srinivasan wore a gloomy look during the presentation ceremony and was not certainly amused when there was collective booing as soon as Shastri announced his name.
The second time when his name was announced to present the winners’ trophy,there was a deathly silence followed by another round of jeers with most of the spectators leaving for home.
As has been his superstition over the years,Srinivasan never watches CSK’s matches live and only comes during final when the match is nearing end.
There were rumours that BCCI president is not coming to the ground and will not be present at the closing ceremony as he was not around for the maximum time of the match.
However a CAB official informed that “Srinivasan was indeed in the hotel and would arrive at the end of the match.”