Srinivasan yields, convenes BCCI Working Committee meeting
Mumbai/New Delhi: In a severe blow to BCCI President N Srinivasan, two senior Board officials on Friday quit piling more pressure on him to step down on a day he convened a Working Committee meeting and information spilled out that the ICC warned his son-in-law to keep away from bookies at the start of IPL.
BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale, himself a former cricketer, and Treasurer Ajay Shirke, sent their resignations to Srinivasan saying they were deeply hurt by recent developments in cricket.
Significantly, Jagdale, who is also a member of the three-member inquiry commission to go into allegations against CSK Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan and CSK franchise owner India Cements, run by Srinivasan, also opted out of the inquiry committee.
"I have expressed my inability to join the probe," Jagdale said when asked whether he would continue in the panel which has two retired Judges on it.
It was a day of dramatic developments when Jagdale, Shirke and Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur called Srinivasan and asked him to announce convening of an immediate meeting of the Working Committee by evening failing which they threatened to quit.
But it was another matter that even as Srinivasan initiated the process of calling such a meeting on probably June 8, the two office-bearers announced their decision to quit in what is seen as a pressure tactics to ensure the Board Chief's ouster.
However, both of them declined to ask Srinivasan to quit, saying it was his individual decision.