Bangladesh Cricket: N Srinivasan's return to ICC might leave BCCI without Bangladesh, Sri Lanka's support
10:58 AM, April 03, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:05 AM, April 03, 2017

N Srinivasan's return to ICC might leave BCCI without Bangladesh, Sri Lanka's support

Indian Cricket Board‘s (BCCI) move to stall the proposed constitutional and financial reforms in the ICC may suffer a roadblock if BCCI tries to send N Srinivasan as its representative at the world body’s Board Meeting.

There are rumours that Srinivasan will have backing of majority of state units at the BCCI Special General Meeting, tentatively scheduled for April 9 but this move can mean that Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will no longer support India, reports Cricket Country.

“The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is very wary of Srinivasan. They have not forgotten the kind of insult the then ICC President Mustafa Kamal faced at the 2015 World Cup in Australia. Bangladesh for certain will not be with India if Srinivasan is BCCI’s choice at ICC Board Meet,” a senior BCCI source privy to development told PTI on Sunday.

Even Sri Lanka might have other thoughts, ditto for Zimbabwe as India require three votes are required to stop the reforms. “If the reform proposals come up for voting and Srinivasan is BCCI representative, don’t be surprised if BCCI lose 1-9 or 2-8 may be,” the source said.

It was also learnt that Committee Of Administrators (COA) may just spring into action if Srinivasan, who is 72 years old, becomes BCCI’s representative at the global body’s forum.

In the last two ICC meetings, the BCCI has been represented by Vikram Limaye. The ICC AGM will be held in Dubai on April 27-28.

 

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