Dhaka: It’s not only the end of Narayanswamy Srinivasan’s innings in the Board back in India, at least for now, but his global ambitions have also been smashed for a six.
Srinivasan can’t, after all, assume the chairmanship of the International Cricket Council (ICC) if he’s no longer the president of the Board.
“Thus far, the ICC had bought Mr Srinivasan’s argument that he had nothing to do with his son-in-law’s activities and that no court had said anything adverse against him.
“Now, that changes dramatically... Once the Board in India has a new president, I’m sure the ICC won’t have an issue striking out Mr Srinivasan’s name,” a well-placed source told The Telegraph.
Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, the source added: “You’ll be interested to know that just about everybody connected with cricket has been following your Supreme Court’s actions.”
Another well-placed source, no stranger to the subcontinent, hailed the apex court. “You expect institutions to not let you down. I assume many are delighted at the stand taken by the Supreme Court in India.”