Srinivasan cornered as Shirke, Jagdale resign from BCCI posts

Probe panel member Jagdale, treasurer Shirke quit on a day when BCCI chief calls for WC meet.

Published: 01st June 2013 07:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2013 11:37 AM   |  A+A-


In a severe blow to BCCI president N Srinivasan, two senior board officials quit on Friday piling more pressure on him to step down on a day he decided to convene a Working Committee meeting and information spilled out that the ICC had warned his son-in-law to keep away from bookies at the start of IPL-6.

Ajay Shirke, who had earlier threatened to resign if Srinivasan did not step down or convene a meeting, resigned as board treasurer. As if on cue, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale, secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association headed by Jyotiraditya Scindia, too resigned. He didn’t want to be a part of the enquiry committee that was constituted, either. The resignations indicate that some kind of revolt is brewing in the BCCI which could push Srinivasan to a lonely corner, where he might be left with few options. “I am deeply hurt with the recent developments. I have expressed my inability to join the probe,” Jagdale said. The BCCI, said Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty, has decided to hold a Working Committee meeting next week, the date and venue of which will be decided on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Police sources said that during questioning Gurunath Meiyappan had said he was warned to avoid suspicious people. They said Gurunath did not use the word bookies apparently because it was obvious to him and to the police that he was dealing with a bookie like Vindu Dara Singh and allegedly placing bets. “Be careful, I have been warned,” Gurunath had told Vindu. After interrogating the duo, the police believe ICC issued the warning on Gurunath getting unauthorised people in the CSK team enclosure and thereby giving them access to the players. 

The BCCI and ICC have denied the allegations on Gurunath’s activities.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp