Inderjit Singh Bindra likely to be reprimanded by the BCCI

Updated: 07 September 2013 17:16 IST

The 72-year-old, who is the Punjab Cricket Association chairman, has been a vocal critic of the BCCI's current administrators.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is likely to reprimand former board chief Inderjit Singh Bindra, who has been critical at the way things are being run in the board, according to a report in ESPN Cricinfo. (Read: Bindra takes on Srinivasan, says he is responsible for massive losses to BCCI)

The BCCI is set to conclude the Lalit Modi saga in Chennai on September 25 and also initiate disciplinary proceedings against IS Bindra, who has emerged as Modi's only supporter. It is believed it was Bindra who helped Modi make a headway into cricket administration in 1999.

This comes after Bindra accused BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan of causing a loss of Rs 10,000 crores to the Indian cricket board by not following Reserve Bank of India guidelines.

Bindra said that Srinivasan had not followed the RBI guidelines while setting up a bank account in South Africa during the 2009 Indian Premier League there. Board secretary at the time, Srinivasan allegedly ignored president Shashank Manohar's emphasis on seeking RBI approval for managing the account.

Bindra also says that there has been a deliberate attempt to avoid RBI framework and that Srinivasan is wrong in saying that former IPL chairman Lalit Modi was a beneficiary in the facilitation fee paid for broadcast-related deals in the initial years of the tournament.

"BCCI is as usual in fixing game... trying to fix Lalit Modi to cover up the exposure of 10,000 crores", the former BCCI president tweeted on Thursday.

This is not the first time that the former ICC principal advisor has criticised the Indian board. In June, Bindra appealed to the International Cricket Council to not allow Srinivasan from attending any of its meeting until the enquiry against his son-in-law's - Gununath Meiyappan - alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal was complete.

"ICC spokesperson may still not have any objection to the stepped-aside president attending the annual conference but millions of cricket enthusiasts in India and across the globe have strong reservations about his participation in any deliberations until he is cleared by the competent authority and allowed to step back by the (Indian) board.

"In your capacity as the Board of Directors, it is not only an obligation but a sacrosanct responsibility to administer the application and implementation of the Ethics Code. As you will no doubt be aware, the ICC Code of Ethics sets out a number of rules that govern the conduct of Mr Srinivasan as an ICC Director," Bindra, the current chairman of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), wrote.

While everyone in the Board opposed Haroon Lorgat's candidature for the post of Cricket South Africa chief executive, Bindra - not in the Board anymore - went ahead and publicly endorsed it on behalf of BCCI.

"He has supported Lorgat on behalf of BCCI. It's a serious breach of BCCI rules and the whole episode has irked everyone in the BCCI, especially the president," an official is quoted as saying.

The BCCI, which had clashed with Lorgat on a number of issues during the latter's tenure as ICC Chief Executive, was apparently not keen on a full South Africa tour by its team after Lorgat took over the reins in CSA.

Topics : Haroon Lorgat Cricket Lalit Modi
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