The BCCI will hold an Emergent Working Committee meeting on Sunday (April 20) to take stock of the situation arising due to the Supreme Court’s observations against N. Srinivasan and the BCCI.
The apex court has fixed April 22 as the date for the next hearing. The BCCI had been instructed to revert to the court by then regarding steps being taken to ensure a fair probe into the spot-fixing controversy surrounding IPL 6.
“BCCI Working Committee meeting has been convened on April 20 in Mumbai,” BCCI’s vice-president Ravi Savant told PTI from Dubai where the first phase of the seventh edition of IPL commenced on Wednesday.
At least six affiliated state units, including the Rajasthan Cricket Association, had sought an emergent Working Committee meeting of the BCCI on Sunday to discuss matters related to the Supreme Court case.
K.K. Sharma, Officiating Secretary of RCA, in a letter to BCCI Acting President Shivlal Yadav, said that they were unaware of who was instructing the counsel appearing for the Board in the Supreme Court.
“We have noticed the observations of the Supreme Court during hearing. We are unaware as to who is instructing the counsel appearing for the Board in the said matter.
“The issues have never been discussed at a Board Meeting and no Board Meeting has been convened in this regard,” Sharma said in his letter.
“We do not want the stance taken by the Board to damage the reputation of Board and Players and therefore we request you to convene an Emergent Working Committee meeting of the Board on 20.04.2014 at the Headquarters of the Board in Mumbai to discuss matters pending before the Supreme Court as the said matter is now listed for 22.04.2014. We feel that the Board Counsel should be instructed about the Board decision and should not take instructions from certain individuals.”