Not aware Srinivasan's attending ICC meeting: Dalmiya

BCCI's interim chief will represent the board at the annual conference of the ICC in London. Dalmiya stressed BCCI can’t be pressurised at the meeting to accept DRS.




New Delhi: After days of dilly-dallying, the picture is finally clear with interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya all set to leave for London to attend the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual conference to be held from June 27 to June 29.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had so far refused to confirm whether president N. Srinivasan or interim chief Dalmiya would represent it at the ICC meet, but Dalmiya had told MAIL TODAY on Thursday that the final announcement would be made on Friday.

Post the Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Cricket Association of Bengal, Dalmiya made it clear that he would attend three ICC meetings as BCCI’s representative.

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He said he wasn’t aware of Srinivasan travelling to London for the meet.

“Yes, I will be representing the BCCI in ICC’s executive committee meeting, the annual conference and the development board meeting. It is not in my knowledge whether Srinivasan is going to London,” Dalmiya told MAIL TODAY.

While there was speculation that he will meet BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley in London before attending the meeting, Dalmiya said: “These are internal matters and aren’t meant to be discussed with the media.”

But a BCCI official confirmed that the interim chief will meet Jaitley. “As of now, he will be meeting Jaitley to discuss certain intricacies of ICC affairs. But Jaitley has made it clear that he doesn’t want to attend the meeting,” he said.

When asked to make it clear whether he is the only BCCI official going to London, Dalmiya bowled a googly.

“I am going there as a representative of all the members, so such questions shouldn’t arise. Also, Sanjay Patel is going there to attend the CEOs meeting,” he said.

While Srinivasan’s supporters argue that BCCI could be forced to accept the Decision Review System in bilateral series if Srinivasan isn’t part of the meet, Dalmiya made it clear that India’s stance won’t change.

“There is no question of being pressurised,” he said.


Reproduced from Mail Today. Copyright 2013. MTNPL. All rights reserved.

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