BCCI meeting: Contradictory views surface after Srinivasan steps aside

Minutes after BCCI's emergency working committee's meeting came to an end on Sunday, differing opinions and contradictory views began surfacing after it was announced that N. Srinivasan would step aside as Board President.

Updated: June 02, 2013 21:57 IST
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In a BCCI emergency working committee's meeting in Chennai on Sunday, Mr. N Srinivasan stepped aside as the President of the Board till the probe into IPL spot-fixing is completed. Former ICC and BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya took over as the interim President. Here is a look at who said what about the meeting and its final verdict:

* BCCI official statement: Mr. N. Srinivasan announced that he will not discharge his duties as the President of the Board till such time that the probe is completed. Till such time, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya will conduct the day to day affairs of the Board. (Read full statement here)

* N Srinivasan to NDTV: It is an extraordinarily fair step. After discussions, I announced I will not discharge my functions till the probe is completed. The decision was well received. (Read full report here)

* Jagmohan Dalmiya (Interim President of BCCI), when asked if Sunday's meeting was an eyewash: It was the most uncharitable and unreasonable comment you have made. I think the members felt it was too fast to demand his resignation. As far as cricket is concerned, there are lot of problems and they need to be cleared. (Click here for more)

* IS Bindra (President, Punjab Cricket Association) to NDTV: I categorically asked for his (Srinivasan) resignation. Nobody said they supported me. They were whispering but they did not have guts to speak out. Nobody else asked for his resignation. (Bindra's grievances in full, here)

* Ajay Shirke (Former treasurer of BCCI) to NDTV: Extremely sad, disappointed and concerned about the future of the BCCI but I do not wish to get into positions where my thoughts are marginalised. (More on what he said here)

* Jaywant Lele (Former BCCI secretary): I am absolutely disappointed at what happened today. What's the difference between this and match-fixing? First of all, the whole thing is unconstitutional as the working committee cannot appoint anyone. (Read full report here)

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