The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in-exile N. Srinivasan’s chairing of recent working committee meeting in Chennai.
Concerned with the turn of events, the apex court bench of Justices T.S. Thakur and Ibrahim Kalifulla said that Srinivasan should not have presided over cricket board’s working committee meeting on February 8 as he was already disqualified from holding any post in the board.
During the first day’s hearing, the bench also concluded that the court has certainly found that there is a conflict of interest by his presence during the board meeting.
Before adjourning the hearing to February 27, the bench asked for an unconditional apology and explanation from the Tamil Nadu strong-man.
The hearing on contempt of court petition against N. Srinivasan, filed for the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on February 18. In the plea, CAB challenged Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding the board meeting in alleged violation of court directives.
The plea cited media reports to claim that Srinivasan had chaired the Indian cricket board’s working committee meeting despite facing disqualification due to a January 22 judgement of the apex court.