Dhaka: There has been no announcement, but it’s being assumed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that Narayanswamy Srinivasan will represent India at the world body’s executive board meeting in Dubai, from April 8-10.
The Supreme Court back home has, of course, effectively suspended Srinivasan as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
But it looks to be business as usual for the man from Chennai, who is the chairman-designate of the ICC.
Srinivasan, one learns, will not represent the BCCI as its president but as a “nominee,” which is allowed by the ICC.
“That won’t send the right signal, but Srinivasan’s point is that there’s no inquiry against him. Not till now... Also, everybody seems wary of telling him what to do,” a top source told The Telegraph on Saturday.
Right now, former India off-spinner Shivlal Yadav has been appointed by the Supreme Court to handle the non-IPL functions of the BCCI president. Logically, then, he should be going to Dubai, but...
It’s to be seen how the Supreme Court reacts, once hearing resumes on April 16.
Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, both Srinivasan loyalists, have arrived here for the World T20 final.