Kolkata: Facing legal complications arising due to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal and the validity of its probe panel, N Srinivasan will continue as the Board supremo-in-exile. The Working Committee on Sunday decided that former president Jagmohan Dalmiya will continue as its caretaker chief till the annual general meeting in Chennai on September 29. (Related read: Srinivasan will face legal consequences if he chairs BCCI's AGM, says Bihar cricket chief)
Srinivasan, who participated in Sunday's meeting as a 'special invitee', however declared that he will chair the AGM and repeated he has done no wrong. Srinivasan's parent body, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association however, was represented by Kashi Vishwanathan in the meet. (Read: I will chair the AGM, declares Srinivasan)
The September 29 meeting therefore, acquires huge significance because Srinivasan could face a challenge from disgruntled Board members. (Related: I S Bindra urges ICC to probe Srinivasan)
Ever since the Bombay High Court questioned the validity of the two-member probe panel appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to investigate spot-fixing claims against owners of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the pitch has queered for Srinivsan.
On August 1, Srinivsan made an unsuccessful attempt to return to his chair and Sunday is another setback for him of sorts. (Also read: Supreme Court to BCCI: Why shouldn't a fresh probe panel be constituted?)
On Sunday, the working committee also discussed several other issues and one of the main highlights was sending a proposal to West Indies, inviting the team to play in India this year. It was also learnt that India's tour to South Africa - scheduled to start November 21 - was put on hold but Srinivasan told reporters that it wasn't scrapped.
The working committee also unanimously accepted Dalmiya's five-point proposal to curb corruption in CLT20. (Read here)