Has BCCI reconciled with Srinivasan?
Narayanswami Srinivasan (Image credit: Livemint)
Mumbai: Tamilian business tycoon Narayanswami Srinivasan’s feud with the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly come to an end.
BCCI is learnt to be resorting to the former president for guidance for his experience in cricket administration. The relationship started improving after ex-president Shashank Manohar left for his ICC chairmanship in Dubai.
However, according to a report in www.naradanews.com, few BCCI members were peeved with the way Manohar has been dealing with BCCI as ICC supremo. There were many voices that raised eyebrows over Manohar’s ploy of troubling the board on international platform. It dragged the board into the muck a couple of times.
Manohar was declared president last November, while BCCI was resolving issues with Srinivasan for the IPL fiasco. But, presently the relationship between BCCI and Srinivasan seems amicable, as on Monday his lawyer Kapil Sibal informed the apex court about the change in the decision of Srinivasan, where he won’t be pressing any charges against the board for allegedly giving wrong information.
Furthermore, the website reported that the appointment of Retired Justice Markandey Katju as the head of the four-member panel to deal with Lodha panel before filing the review petition to the Supreme court was done with ‘advice’ from Srinivasan.
The recent Manohar-fiasco is believed to have bridged the gap between the 71-year-old Tamil industrialist and the BCCI. The board has welcomed him with open arms yet again, carefully relying at the expertise and his skillful tactics at this dark hour.
However, there comes no trace of surprise with BCCI being the most politicised sports organisation in the country, turning a former foe into a friend overnight. By the way, the friendship between the parties may even see the board pushing for Srinivasan to be the ICC boss.