'"BCCI has again made a fool out of the common man", says Kirti Azad

New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad on Sunday lashed out at the the BCCI meeting today at Chennai saying that the decisions taken were on expected lines and they have 'again made a fool out of the common man'.

Taking a dig at the Secretary of the BCCI Anurag Thakur and the former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla over the fact that they were attending the meet via videoconference, Azad said, "Now I think that these people will attend the parliament through video conferencing."

Reiterating the fact, that he was feeling ashamed on how the BCCI was cheating the common man, he said, "These people have insulted the code of conduct of the BCCI and have also broken all the rules; it startles me to know that how these people manage the BCCI."

Meanwhile, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) president I. S. Bindra earlier said that he would go to court in protest over the outcome and results of the emergency working committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held at a hotel here on Sunday.

Accusing BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley of wrongdoing, he said: "Most of the suggestions came from Mr. Jaitley, including the appointment of Mr. (Jagmohan) Dalmiya."

He said the BCCI's decision to allow incumbent president N. Srinivasan to step aside and not resign from his post, and allow Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya to take charge of the Indian cricket board's day-to-day affairs as interim working president for a month, amounted to taking the cricket loving public of India for a ride.

"Srinivasan is not resigning. He is just stepping aside for one month. This is taking the public for a ride. We needed something more than this. I suggested, let him step aside until September, but he said he is not going to resign," said Bindra.

Today's meeting was attended by over 14 members who got together to discuss the recent cricket spot-fixing scam that has been plaguing the country, with news of involvement of top officials and cricketers surfacing everyday. (ANI)

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