New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notice to former BCCI president N Srinivasan and former secretary Niranjan Shah after a complaint made by Committee of Administrators (CoA) that they ‘hijacked’ the June 26 Special General Meeting of the sporting body and blocked reforms.
The Apex Court has adjourned the matter for July 24. The court has asked how the duo can be representatives of any cricket body if they are disqualified to be office bearers.
Referring to the audio recording from the meet the COA said, “From an audio recording of the SGM, it appears that such disqualified persons were able to effectively hijack proceedings at the SGM by prevailing upon other attendees (who may have been otherwise willing to facilitate the reform process) to either support the cause of such disqualified person or remain silent”.
“In this manner, such disqualified persons are effectively able to do indirectly what they have been prohibited by this Hon’ble Court from doing directly,” the CoA said.
“Such disqualified persons have a vested interest in stalling implementation of the Judgement because, if the Judgment is implemented, such disqualified person will have to relinquish control over their respective State/Member Associations.”
Supreme Court has also relieved Ramachandra Guha and Vikram Limaye from the CoA. Guha had stepped down from the post in June while Limaye held his position till Friday.