New Delhi: After threatening to file a contempt petition in the Supreme Court, unrecognised Bihar Cricket Association secretary Aditya Verma on Thursday wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) president Alan Isaac, pleading with him to stop sidelined Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan from attending the governing body's Executive Board meeting in Dubai.
Quoting the Supreme Court order which has forced Srinivasan to step aside as BCCI president due to the ongoing investigations in the Indian Premier Leaguebetting scandal, Verma said the ICC should also shun the Tamil Nadu strong-man.
"I would request you to take cognisance of the Hon'ble Supreme Court's order as well as the ICC Constitution and Code of Ethics and disallow Mr Srinivasan from participating in ICC meeting," Verma said in his letter. (Also read: Aditya Verma steps up pressure on Sunil Gavaskar to oust Sundar Raman as IPL COO)
"I invite your attention to Clause 2.1 of ICC's code of ethics which states that 'Directors shall not engage in any conduct that in any way denigrates the ICC or harms its public image and clause 4.11 (F) of the ICC's constitution, by which an ICC director can be removed as a member of the Executive Board on any one of the following grounds: "(1) he is guilty of any dishonesty, gross misconduct or wilful neglect of duty (whether by act or omission); or (2) in the reasonable opinion of the Executive Board, he commits (whether by act or omission) any act which brings or would tend to bring the Council into disrepute; or (3) he conducts himself in a manner materially adverse to the interests of the Council," he added quoting the ICC code of ethics. (Read: Dhoni tapes hold key, BCCI to Supreme Court)