CoA is not the Supreme Court, says Srini­vasan

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - Dwai­payan.Datta

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.

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