NEW DELHI: Former BCCI president N Srinivasan on Friday tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for breaching its direction by chairing the board’s working committee meeting on February 8.
Closing the contempt petition against him following this, the court allowed Srinivasan to vote for Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) as its representative at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
“Srinivasan has offered unconditional apology for presiding over the working committee meeting. We are inclined to close proceedings on the contempt petition by accepting it,” said the apex court Bench.
During the hearing, Srinivasan’s counsel Kapil Sibal answered why he presided over the meeting by saying it was a bona fide mistake. On reconsideration, he realised he should not have presided, said Sibal.
Srinivasan gave an undertaking that he will not preside over the AGM or any other meeting till the time the January 22 judgment prevents him from participating in any meeting. “I have an instruction to say I (Srinivasan) will not preside over the meeting. Let it be whosoever who will preside,” Sibal said on behalf of Srinivasan. When Sibal sought clarification, he was told Srinivasan can’t participate even as the TNCA president. However, the Bench did not agree with the Cricket Association of Bihar that Srinivasan should be barred from participating in the AGM.