The BCCI’s new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya’s leadership is exploring the option of an early Special General Meeting (SGM) in its bid to oust N. Srinivasan as the Board’s representative to the ICC. In order to reach a decision on ousting Srinivasan, an SGM needs to be called and Dalmiya, along with Secretary Anurag Thakur, is exploring that option. However, they have yet to decide on a date as the members need to be given three weeks’ notice.
“To oust Srinivasan, the ruling group will require a two-thirds’ majority which is 21 units. If they can’t ensure 21 votes, they won’t call the SGM for sure,” a member of Dalmiya faction said. There are reports that the SGM might be called on May 24, the day of the IPL final. This comes a day after the internal feud within the BCCI took an ugly turn with Board Secretary Thakur launching a stinging attack on ICC Chairman Srinivasan, saying that he should actually share information on bookies with his own family members “whose involvement in betting has been proved”.
A day after ICC issued an advisory to Thakur to stay away from suspected bookies, the BCCI secretary hit back at Srinivasan through an open letter in which he questioned the timing of the “counter offensive” initiated at the behest of the ICC Chairman. Srinivasan though made it clear that he did not want to engage in a war of words with Thakur, saying if the need arises, he would take up the matter with him personally.