Sreesanth and Lorgat on agenda at BCCI meet

Speculation ahead of the meet is that it could pave the way for the return of president N. Srinivasan to the hot seat.



New Delhi: In the BCCI Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on Sunday, members are expected to discuss issues such as the fate of pacer S. Sreesanth after his alleged involvement in spot-fixing, the Decision Review System (DRS) and Haroon Lorgat’s appointment as chief executive of Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Speculation ahead of the meet is that it could pave the way for the return of president N. Srinivasan to the hot seat.

Srinivasan had stepped aside after spot-fixing allegations hit the Indian Premier League, and reports said the two-member commission — comprising former judges of the Madras High Court Jayram Chouta and R Balasubramaniam — had submitted their report to the Board.

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It was said that the Board president would be given a clean chit and will take over the reins once again.

But a senior BCCI official said it was too early to jump to conclusions as the BCCI had received no report from the probe commission.

“Well, I left office at 5pm and I can guarantee you that all these rumours that the Board has received the report of the probe commission are wrong. We are all eagerly awaiting the report as that would clear the picture on a lot of issues, but as of now, there is nothing,” he told MAIL TODAY on Friday.

Sreesanth’s fate was likely to be discussed in the meeting, he said.

“While I can’t tell you if he will be handed a life ban or will be let off with a lighter punishment, his case is definitely going to be discussed and that will be one of the major announcements,” he said.

“Also, the DRS will be talked about as will be Haroon Lorgat. Members will definitely want to discuss the future course of action as it is no secret that we haven’t had the best of relationships with him when he was ICC CEO.”

BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya had already announced that Srinivasan wouldn’t attend Sunday’s meeting and if sources in the BCCI are to be believed, some of the top officials want it to stay that way.


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

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