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BCCI moves SC seeking clarification on Srinivasan

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BCCI today moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking to know whether N Srinivasan, who has been barred from contesting the Board’s election, can participate in its meetings.

The Board sought clarification on the apex court’s January 22 order by which Srinivasan was barred from contesting any polls provided he forsakes ownership in Chennai Superkings IPL team.

The BCCI approached the apex court as there was lack of legal clarity on the status of the sidelined former chief who had sought to attend an important Board meeting in Kolkata on August 28, which was adjourned.

The meeting was postponed as the members argued over the presence of Srinivasan, who was barred by the apex court from contesting the BCCI President’s post on the ground of conflict of interest which cropped up in view of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Srinivasan had tried explaining his stance to the BCCI members by insisting that there was no conflict of interest in his position as an administrator and as owner of Indian Cements — the company which owned CSK.

He had contended that he was attending the meeting as President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and placed Justice Sri Krishna’s opinion which said he was entitled to attend the meeting.