N Srinivasan criticized over his presence at the BCCI meeting by the Supreme Court of India
Updated - Feb 23, 2015 12:16 pm
N Srinivasan criticized over his presence at the BCCI meeting by the Supreme Court of India :
The Supreme Court has questioned suspended BCCI chairman N Srinivasan over his participation in a BCCI meeting on February 8. The Court expressed unhappiness for disrespecting its order and chairing a meeting of the BCCI on February 8.
As per the judgement on 22nd January 2015, Srinivasan was ordered that he should give up all commercial interests in cricket and should not be involved in the working of BCCI if he wishes to contest the presidential elections again.
The apex court has said that they are not happy with Srinivasan attending the working committee meeting.
“If he can’t contest, how can he hold the post?” the court questioned.
“Srinivasan might have done great service to the game. But after our judgement his position is vulnerable.” The Apex Court further added
Kapil Sibal (Srinivasan’s counsel) reasoned that Srinivasan had not disobeyed the Court order, saying that “No decision was taken in the meet, only the date for election was fixed.”
The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) has filed a petition on February 18 through its secretary Aditya Verma against N Srinivasan, BCCI’s stand-in chairman Shivlal Yadav and Secretary Sanjay Patil.
The petition states that “If this Court held Srinivasan disqualified from contesting for the post of President, BCCI until he has any commercial interest in the events of BCCI (then) it goes without saying that he is disqualified as on date to hold the post of President BCCI or be involved in working of BCCI as per the order of this court dated January, 22 2015.”
Kapil Sibal countered the petition by saying that the court’s judgement of January 22 stops him from contesting in elections but not from continuing current post till the said elections. Sibal also requested time till Friday to take instructions from his client, Srinivasan. The next hearing of the case will be held on Friday (February 27).
Bench of justices TS Thakur and Ibrahim Kaifullah will hear the petition filed by CAB and see after the contempt proceedings.