The Supreme Court of India has named Rahul Johri and Amitabh Choudhary, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s CEO and acting secretary respectively, as board representatives at the International Cricket Council board meeting later this month.
There was speculation that N Srinivasan, the former BCCI and ICC president, could be appointed the representative for the April 24 meeting, but the apex court struck down the plan on Monday (April 17), saying that there was a “cloud on Srinivasan’s integrity”.
Srinivasan was ineligible on three counts: 1. He is over 70 years of age, which is not acceptable according to the Supreme Court guidelines; 2. He has completed nine years as an office-bearer both at the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the BCCI, and 3. He is yet to resign as TNCA president.
The Special General Meeting of the BCCI was due to take place in New Delhi on April 9, but it was adjourned after doubts were raised about the legality of the meeting following the Committee of Administrators seeking direction from the court on, among other things, who were eligible to represent the BCCI at ICC meetings.
Many of the veteran BCCI members rendered ineligible by the Supreme Court order based on the Lodha panel recommendations, including Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah, TC Mathew and G Ganga Raju, had arrived in the national capital for the meeting. The meeting was deferred to April 12, but has been further pushed back to April 18.