Srinivasan Gets Re-Elected

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has re-elected N. Srinivasan. He was elected at the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting, and had been the only candidate for the post. His re-election is controversial because at this time, the Supreme Court has ruled that he may only take office after they have given him permission to do so.

The Cricket Association of Bihar had filed a case against Srinivasan being the president of the BCCI since his son-in-law, Gurunath, has been accused of a number of violations surrounding the IPL 2013. The court had given Srinivasan permission to stand for re-election of the BCCI, but noted that he may have no involvement with IPL cricket at this time.

While there are those who feel that Srinivasan should not have been allowed to be re-elected at this time, there are others who feel strongly that he should be allowed to resume his duties at the BCCI. Srinivasan chaired the Annual General Meeting after he was re-elected. For those who objected to this, one of the new vice presidents of the BCCI made a statement.

“The AGM was chaired by Mr. Srinivasan. The AGM has to take place under the new president. This is not in contempt of court,” said the vice president of the BCCI, Rajeev Shukla, Mr. Srinivasan has told members that he will not discharge his duties till the apex court clears him.”

At the AGM, a new IPL chairman was named. The Orissa Cricket Association chief, Ranjib Biswal, will be taking on this role. The other leading candidate for this role had been Jagmohan Dalmiya, who has been the acting president while Srinivasan has been unable to fulfill that role.

At the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting, a new anti-corruption and security panel was created. This panel will be run by a former highly ranked police officer who comes from Jharkhand, Amitabh Choudhary.