The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday took strong exception to former president Shashank Manohar’s attempt to get his name expunged from the legal cases against the Board with secretary Sanjay Patel saying the move amounts to shirking responsibility.
“There was no question of the affidavit (filed by Manohar in the Bombay High Court) being discussed. But (what was discussed) was the case fought by Shashank Manohar in his individual way (capacity) leaving aside other office-bearers and employees of BCCI. That was discussed.
“Members were not happy with what has happened,” Patel said here.
Clear rules and regulations
“BCCI rules and regulations and memorandum are very clear. The Board is functioning under the superintendence (authority) of the president.
“The entire Board is together on the issue. That is why, the issue was discussed at the AGM and the members have shown their displeasure,” he added.
Manohar had submitted an affidavit in the High Court to clear his name from the cases filed against the BCCI by the Enforcement Directorate.
Giving a relief to him, the court on August 7 quashed and set aside a notice issued by ED directing Manohar to appear before the agency over allegations of foreign exchange violations in the 2009 IPL tournament held in South Africa.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M.S. Sancklecha, while quashing the ED notice, observed that ED had not considered the material placed by Manohar before it.