Sridhar ready for new test

Sridhar ready for new test

Former Hyderabad captain and BCCI’s newly appointed General Manager (Cricket Operations) MV Sridhar on Monday said that he has “enough credentials to serve Indian cricket” and is ready to take up this challenge despite a section on the Board questioning his appointment.

Asked about a section referring to his appointment as a reward for being one of the proposers for President N Srinivasan during the nomination process, the veteran of 97 first-class matches told PTI: “I have nothing to say if people question my appointment and credentials. My first-class record as a cricketer (6701 runs at 48.91 with 21 hundreds) is there for everybody to see. I was very much present at the AGM where my name was announced. So I feel sorry for those who are questioning my credentials.”

On the reward part, the soft-spoken Hyderabadi said: “I guess Mr Srinivasan offered me a job... not an IPL team!”

Having played first-class cricket for more than a decade and worked in various capacities as an administrator will certainly help Sridhar ease into his new role. “This is a new challenge but I am ready for it. I have played cricket at a certain level and with whatever little expertise I have, I would like to bring it into use. I feel I have good enough credentials for this post.

Sridhar also was categorical in stating that all the six south zone units were firmly behind Srinivasan.