N. Srinivasan cannot represent BCCI in ICC meet: SC

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The former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, N Srinivasan, cannot represent the Board at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting next week as he has been held guilty for conflict of interest, the Supreme Court said on Monday.

The court, however, allowed BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to represent the board at the ICC meeting on April 24 and directed BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to accompany him.

A Bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and and D Y Chandrachud, said, “It is directed that Amitabh Chaudhary shall represent the BCCI in the ICC meeting and Rahul Johri shall accompany him and he [Johri] will also attend the meetings of the CEOs’.”

On April 10, the court said that a person, who is “ineligible” to become an office bearer in the BCCI and State cricket associations, cannot be nominated to take part in ICC meetings.

The observations came when counsel for the court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) sought a hearing on the interim plea seeking a clarification on whether persons, who are rendered ineligible to hold posts in cricket bodies as per the July 18, 2016 judgement, can be nominated as BCCI representatives to take part in the ICC meeting.

Earlier, the court had accepted the Lodha committee’s major recommendations on reforms in the BCCI, including a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 from becoming its members, but left it to Parliament to decide whether it should come under RTI and betting on the game should be legalised.

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