N Srinivasan not resigning worse than match-fixing: Former BCCI chief I S Bindra
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Former BCCI President I S Bindra on Sunday slammed its working committee for allowing N Srinivasan to just "step aside" instead of resigning as the body's chief, calling the proceedings a "sham" and "worse than match-fixing". Editorial: Of the BCCI, for the BCCI
"I have the minutes and notes of the meeting. I categorically asked for his (Srinivasan's) resignation. I said this sham will not satisfy the public. I said he should resign and come back if exonerated. He (Srinivasan) said he will step aside but not resign at any cost," Bindra, who is currently the Punjab Cricket Association president, said after the meeting here.
"He (Srinivasan) is not resigning. He is just stepping aside for one month. This is taking the public for a ride. We needed something more than this. The decision is worse than match-fixing. I suggested, let him step aside until September, but he said he is not going to resign," he said.
Bindra claimed that he was the only person in the meeting to have asked Srinivasan to resign. He said he has no problems with Jagmohan Dalmiya becoming head of an interim arrangement but had reservations about the way he was brought in.
"I have no problem with Dalmiya coming in, he is an able administrator. But I don't like the way he has been brought in," he said.
Bindra, a former ICC advisor, said BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley played a big role in arriving the decision in the meeting "Mr Jaitley has had his way in this meeting. Most of the suggestions came from Mr Jaitley, including the appointment of Mr Dalmiya," Bindra said. According to Bindra, Srinivasan said in his opening remarks that Jaitley had asked him to step aside in Kolkata (at the dinner party ahead of IPL final), and he had not agreed then.