After the Supreme Court’s proposal on president N Srinivasan, the board officials for once agreed that the its credibility has taken a hit. The officials felt it was high time the board re-instilled the faith among the fans.
Srinivasan not stepping down even after the SC’s observation on Tuesday didn’t go down well with a faction in the board. A highly placed official went on to say that the entire situation could have been avoided had the Chennai strongman stepped down immediately after the scandal broke out last year.
A top official revealed: “Right now the general feeling within the board is that Srinivasan should resign. The situation is embarrassing for the board. It is no more about one individual. It’s about all of us. And if we don’t act right now it will further tarnish the image of the board. The credibility of the board is in an all-time low. This is also an opportunity to start from scratch and set the house in order.”
Though it wasn’t clear what the board would do next, BCCI vice-president Ravi Sawant said: “After all, it is the collective responsibility of the board to put things in order.”
“Most officials are in different places and people like Shukla and Jaitley are busy with elections, so it is not possible to conduct a meeting right away. I am not sure how we will respond in the Supreme Court tomorrow. The time is short and we can’t keep dragging it. But definitely there will be changes,” Sawant told Express.