BCCI calls emergency meeting in Chennai, Srini works the numbers

Published: 02nd June 2013 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2013 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

Last year, the BCCI made a profit of Rs 275 crore, which was distributed to all State units.

The maximum money came from the IPL. Even states that do not even hold a single match would get Rs 17 crore annually as their share from the IPL income.

BCCI president N Srinivasan has never insisted on the proper auditing of funds, which are meant to be spent on the development of the sport. Apparently, it is because of these huge doles that Srinivasan hasn’t faced any revolt from smaller states with the exception of Goa and Kerala so far. It is learnt that he expects them to either skip Sunday’s meeting or speak in his favour. What may give him a temporary reprieve is his insistence that only a board member of his choice should replace him.

Earlier, it was learnt, he wanted to retain the title and give powers to a working president. But his proposal was shot down, as the board’s constitution doesn’t provide for such post. 

He has put this condition forth because a few members are also interested in the presidentship of BCCI for themselves. When they discovered that a consensus was emerging in favour of former president Shashank Manohar, they told Srinivasan to stick to an insider as his replacement. He has already started approaching various members and offering new posts. In all likelihood, Sunday’s meeting is unlikely to produce any concrete result unless Srinivasan decides to quit in advance.

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