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Dodging the Apex Court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

A few days ago, the Supreme Court barred rayanswami Srinivasan from contesting any election of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The apex court also found his son–in–law and some others guilty of the charges of match fixing. The obvious reason for the Supreme Court imposing an embargo on Srinivasan from seeking election to any position in the BCCI was that the owner of a contending team in tourments and events conducted by the BCCI (mely Cheni super Kings) could not be an official of the BCCI at the same time. This is a very fair and logical judgement. The BCCI should have evinced a sense of responsibility in accepting the judgement gracefully both in letter and spirit. In other words, the BCCI should not only go by the Supreme Court order banning Srinivasan from seeking election to any of its posts, but should also have revoked Srinivasan’s nomition for the chairmanship of the Intertiol Cricket Council (ICC) issued last year. Srinivasan’s several misdeeds were known to the BCCI even last year. How does it look for the apex cricket body of a country to nomite someone who has been convicted by the Supreme Court on cricket–related offences as chairman of the Intertiol cricket Council? But what else does one expect from an organization that is known to have encouraged corrupt practices in Indian cricket at every step?

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