Srinivasan's Kolkata connect

Published: 26th May 2013 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2013 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

Another school of thought — in the on-going ‘Should the BCCI chief step down’ saga — is of the opinion that it might be difficult to form a majority against N Srinivasan at this moment.

“Given that nothing has been established against him, who will bell the cat? Bringing a motion against a sitting president without a specific charge against him might set a wrong precedent. After all, what wrong has he done which can be established in the public forum? A number of board members are against opposing Srinivasan for this reason,” said a source who was present at a CAB dinner that was held in Kolkata.

For and against, views on Srinivasan are beginning to take shape.

While the source in Kolkata indicated that his position is safe, some influential members of the board like former presidents I S Bindra and Sharad Pawar have said that he should not continue in his position.

Under such a scenario, Srinivasan’s presence in Kolkata becomes significant in the light of the past as well as the present. It was there that he played a key role in throwing out Dalmiya in 2005 and started making a name for himself.

It’s in Kolkata again that he will launch a battle to save his chair.


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