CoA is not the Supreme Court, says Srinivasan
Chennai: The Annual General Meeting of the BCCI is on October 23 and the battle between the BCCI old guard led by N Srinivasan and Vinod Rai’s Committee of Administrators has reached a flashpoint. Srinivasan, who is at the centre of this controversy, during a chat with TOI, explained his stand as his battle with the SCappointed committee reaches its last lap. Excerpts
CoA is saying TNCA has been taking an obstructionist stance. What is your reaction?
I don’t think the position taken by CoA is correct. TNCA will probably reply to CoA highlighting the areas where they are not correct. They have to be careful about ensuring that whatever instruction or pressure they are putting on the state associations is part of an SC decision. CoA is not the Supreme Court. If you ask me, people will go into this, because CoA is trying to push the envelope a little too much.
Do you see yourself as part of the BCCI AGM?
There is a new management at the TNCA and they will take an appropriate decision on the issue.
Do you think COA is desperate to keep you out of BCCI?
I don’t know but anybody would notice there is a distinct bias against TNCA.
What more is there for you in this game of politics?
I don’t know what the future holds. I am busy with production and sales of cement. Yes, I have a lot of experience in cricket administration, beyond that what is going to happen is que sera sera.
On your daughter Rupa Gurunath taking over as TNCA president.
She was elected unopposed and I don’t think it needs any more clarification.