Former BCCI chief and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) president N Srinivasan is still "mulling" all the legal options available for the top brass to find a way to tackle the Lodha committee recommendations.
Srinivasan addressed a gathering of around 110-120 officials from various districts and city clubs associated with the TNCA in an "informal" meeting which lasted for about two-and-a-half hours at a city hotel late on Monday evening.
This is the first time since the SC verdict on January 2 that the TNCA top brass - Srinivasan, secretary Kasi Viswanathan, joint secretary RI Palani, one of the vice-presidents PS Raman and treasurer VP Narasimhan - have got together with the other members of TNCA.
A source in the know of things said it was certainly "not a farewell" talk from Srinivasan. "It was not a farewell speech or anything of that sort. He told that there aren't any major decisions that are being taken as of now. Though he stated that the Supreme Court verdict rules them (Srinivasan and secretary Kasi Viswanathan) out, he mentioned that TNCA is still mulling over all the legal options available for the association.
"He told all the officials that there was no need to panic as there have been a lot of things written about TNCA and that they will continue to have the support. The state association will adopt a wait-and-watch policy till January 19 as to what the BCCI does after the SC names the new administrators," the source added.
It is also learnt that the "get together" had happened in two parts with Srinivasan first meeting the officials from districts and then went on to address the city clubs. Former state cricketers such as D Vasu, M Senthilnathan, PC Prakash, Hemang Badani and a few others too attended the meeting as representatives of various clubs.
Though many of the district officials are not sure about their status, a source close to Srinivasan stressed that there is "no split" in the TNCA camp. "There is no rift in the association unlike some other states.The members are all united and that's been the strength of TNCA. However, TNCA will go by whatever is the Supreme Court's verdict. There are still a few clarifications that have to be addressed to," the source said.
Courtesy: The Times of India