Former IPL chairperson Lalit Modi was his usual outspoken self when he said it will be “doomsday” for the Indian cricket if N. Srinivasan gets re-elected as BCCI president at the Board’s AGM on September 29.
“Across the globe, the fans, advertisers and administrators will be disappointed at this if Srinivasan gets re-elected. A wrong message would be sent. It will be a doomsday for Indian cricket,” said Modi. Srinivasan has declared that he will contest for the top post in the upcoming Board elections in Chennai.
Srinivasan is bidding to get re-elected as BCCI president for the third year running under the Board’s two plus one year tenure rule, having completed two years at the helm.
Srinivasan has been under a lot of pressure since the spot-fixing scandal broke out and his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings team official Gurunath Meiyappan’s name cropped up in investigations in betting during the Indian Premier League’s sixth season held in April-May.
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association’s president stepped aside in June as the BCCI chief and let former president Jagmohan Dalmiya take over the day-to-day work. However, he chaired the meeting of the disciplinary committee held in Delhi earlier this month that imposed life bans on cricketers S. Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan following a probe by BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit chief Ravi Sawani for indulging in spot-fixing in IPL6.