Srini too powerful, says Smith

Srini too powerful, says Smith

The COO of Federation of International Cricketers Associations Ian Smith reckons that no one in the ICC has the “courage to stand up to” BCCI president N Srinivasan and ECB chairman Giles Clarke as they cast a “very large shadow” in world cricket.

In a letter written to unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma, Smith has informed him that FICA is “working behind the scenes to influence ICC officers to do the right thing” in regards to preventing Srinivasan to become the chairman of the ICC Executive Board.

“We are, of course, working diplomatically behind the scenes to influence ICC officers and executives to do the right thing, but Mr Srinivasan, along with Mr Clarke of the ECB, casts a very large shadow and it appears no-one has the courage to stand up to the power of BCCI and ECB whilst Mr Srinivasan and Mr Clarke remain in de facto control of those Boards,” Smith wrote in his letter to Verma.

Smith made it clear that it now all depends on what will be the final verdict of the Supreme Court of India as FICA’s chances of success taking legal recourse “is not positive”.

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