New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Former Indian cricket board president A.C. Muthiah Thursday lashed out at the present set-up, saying the board circumvented its own regulations to allow its secretary N. Srinivasan to bid for an Indian Premier League franchise.
Muthiah said there was a clash of interest as Srinivasan is the owner of India Cements that bought the Chennai Super Kings.
He also said Srinivisan has no right to call the governing council meeting.
‘Srinivasan is an interested party and I filed a case against him for conflict of interest. He is a secretary and a holder of franchise. He has no right to call for a meeting,’ Muthiah said.
‘I feel to a larger extent the members of the BCCI have consciously allowed themselves to be exploited by certain groups by amending the byelaws of the society. BCCI should ensure all those who have some stake or interest either directly or indirectly should be kept away,’ the former board chief said.
‘The original framework regulation was that no administrator can take part in any commercial interest concerning the BCCI. When I filed the case, they retrospectively amended this clause excluding the IPL. These amendments have been done to suit some of the franchises, especially him (Srinivisan).’
‘They are all responsible for this mess because they are just amending the regulations for their own interests,’ he said.