Latif questions Srinivasan eligibility as ICC chairman
Muhammad Asif Khan
Karachi: Commenting on the latest twist in the IPL corruption saga, former Pakistan captain & the whistleblower against match-fixing in the 90s, Rashid Latif said he was not surprised by the revelations, however added that even after losing the BCCI post due to court order, the presence of N. Srinivasan, as ICC chairman, was questionable. “He [Srinivasan] was barred by the supreme court from holding the post of BCCI president then how could he continued as ICC chairman?” questioned Rashid Latif, while talking to this correspondent for News One TV.
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“If one cricket board takes a decision against an individual, all other boards abide-by it and Danish Kaneria’s case is an example then how did the ICC and member boards let Srinivasan chair important ICC meetings?. It is nothing but double standards by the game’s governing body”, stated Rashid Latif
The Supreme Court of India appointed three-member Lodha committee, which found IPL teams Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra guilty and imposed life suspensions on the duo. The committee also suspended both teams from participating in the IPL for a period of two years
On a question regarding Pakistan Cricket Board’s effort to hold an indigenous T20 league in the coming year, Rashid Latif said, in view of the unpleasant instances in T20 leagues by Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Pakistan Cricket Board must remain watchful while handing over teams’ ownership.
The writer is a journalist in Pakistan, heads the sports department in News One TV & tweets @mak_asif