Srinivasan re-elected as BCCI prez for 3rd time

Written by fe Bureau | Chennai | Updated: Sep 30 2013, 07:47am hrs
Amid intense criticism, N Srinivasan was re-elected as the president of the world's richest cricket body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), for the third term in Chennai on Sunday.

However, he cannot take charge till the Supreme Court, which is hearing a writ petition filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) against his candidature for the post, gives its final verdict. Srinivasan was the lone presidential candidate put forward by the south zone.

At a BCCI AGM, Odisha Cricket Association chief Ranjib Biswal was named the IPL chairman, a post left vacant by Rajiv Shukla, who decided to resign at the end of his tenure this year.

Biswal, a former India under-19 captain and first-class cricketer, was the manager of the Indian team during the 2011 World Cup triumph and was also a former chairman of the National Cricket Academy. There were strong rumours that Jagmohan Dalmiya name will be nominated for IPL's top post, however, he was not given the chance due to his age factor.

Despite Chennai Super King's (a franchisee owned by India Cements Limited) team principal and son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan being chargesheeted by the Mumbai Police on allegations of betting, Srinivasan's election to cricket board's top post was on expected lines with majority of cricket associations standing by him.

Sneh Bansal (north), Ravi Savant (west) and Rajiv Shukla (central) have replaced Arun Jaitley, Niranjan Shah and Sudhir Dabir as vice-presidents.

Shivlal Yadav and Chitrak Mitra have retained their vice-presidency from south and east zones. Jaitley has relinquished his post owing to his political commitments in view of the upcoming general elections.