Can he keep ICC post?

With the court asking N Srinivasan to step down for a fair probe into the fixing scandal, questions are being raised about whether the strongman can indeed become the chairman of the ICC’s all powerful Executive Board.

“Let’s wait and watch. It will be very wrong to make any comments on Supreme Court observations. We should better wait till March 27 when the verdict will come out as then we will get a clearer picture,” a senior BCCI official said.

Even the ICC officials are tightlipped about the proceedings although some of them are certainly keeping a close watch on the proceedings.

“Although, the new Executive Board of the ICC would take over in June but as per the norm, there is no such hurdle in becoming the chairman of the ICC Executive Board even if he steps down as the BCCI chairman,” the official said.

“As far as the ICC constitution goes, Srinivasan is a BCCI nominee. The first chairman would be from BCCI, whether it is Mr Srinivasan or someone else. Now it will be an interesting situation if he is no longer the BCCI president. May be the members will have to do a re-think,” the influential member added.

Srinivasan has refused to comment on the issue so far, saying he had not read the court’s recommendations.

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