N Srinivasan apologises to Supreme Court, justices angry

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BCCI boss has tendered an apology before Supreme Court. He has come out with an unconditional apology after being pulled by the apex court.

Supreme Court had attacked the BCCI boss for attending the proceedings of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He is an elected president of the BCCI but has been barred from attending its meeting or taking over responsibilities.

N. Srinivasan who lords over the richest cricket bodies in the world while apologizing before the court said that he would not chair the meeting. He apologized for presiding over BCCI working committee meeting on February 8. His attorney Kapil Sibal told the apex court that he will not preside over the BCCI Annual General Meeting to be held on March 2.

While reprimanding him the court had said, “Srinivasan should not have done this, we have certainly found that there is a conflict of interest”.

Cricket Association of Bihar’s (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma had filed a contempt plea after Srinivasan presided over a BCCI working committee meeting on February 8.In response to CAB’s legal notice, BCCI had responded that Srinivasan was well within his rights to attend the meeting.

The case has been dragging in the court for quit sometimes. “If he can’t contest how can he hold the post?” asked the Supreme Court. “No decision was taken in the meet, only the date for election was fixed,” said Kapil Sibal, Srinivasan’s lawyer, and added that he had no disobeyed the court’s orders. CAB had argued that the current interim president, Shivlal Yadav, should have presided over the meeting. Srinivasan’s lawyer argued that the court’s orders prevented him from contesting BCCI elections but not from continuing in his current post until the elections. Srinivasan attended the meeting in his capacity as Tamil Nadu Cricket Association president.