New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma, on Friday, claimed moral victory after the Supreme Court restrained the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narayanswamy Srinivasan from assuming charge until full orders, in case he was re-elected for the third term in the annual general meeting.
“I think the order is kind of a victory for us. The honourable court has definitely found that Srinivasan is at fault in certain aspects. Otherwise, why should the court restrain him from taking charge?” Verma asked.
Verma did not agree with the suggestion the Supreme Court order could be seen as a victory for the BCCI, which has been allowed to go ahead with its annual general meeting in Chennai on Sunday.
“Let us not look at things in that way,” Verma said.
“The court has gone by prima facie. It has only allowed the BCCI to carry on with its election. We should wait till Monday to find out what more the court has to say,” he added.
“Now it’s up to the Board members to decide whether they can allow Srinivasan to contest the election as he has no power to discharge the president’s functions,” said Verma.
Verma expressed regret that not many came to his support in his fight against corruption.
“This is a lonely battle that I am fighting against an all powerful official like Srinivasan. However, I will not go down easily and will fight till the end,” he said.
Verma, once again, claimed that he was threatened for moving the Supreme Court.
“Early on Thursday morning, an unidentified caller told me threateningly to withdraw the case. But I cannot be intimidated so easily,” said Verma.