Srinivasan to be replaced on BCCI disciplinary committee
The BCCI is likely to convene a special general body meeting (SGM) in May to replace N Srinivasan on the board's disciplinary committee. The issue was discussed during Sunday's working committee meeting because of Srinivasan's inability to serve as BCCI president until the Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the IPL corruption scandal.
According to the BCCI's regulations, a three-member disciplinary committee is appointed at every annual general meeting, "to inquire into and deal with the matter relating to any act of indiscipline or misconduct or violation of any of the rules and regulations by any player, umpire, team official , administrator, selector or any person appointed or employed by BCCI". The rules also prescribe that all three members have to be present administrators "of whom the president shall be one of them".
Since the disciplinary committee has to be appointed at every AGM, any change during the term has to be made at an SGM, which will be convened by the board secretary Sanjay Patel with a 21-day notice, in accordance with the rules.
Since Srinivasan cannot continue as BCCI president for the moment, he cannot be a part of the disciplinary committee, and it was brought to the notice of the working committee that this issue was preventing the committee from meeting to decide on the allegations against Ajit Chandila. Chandila, who was one of three Rajasthan Royals players arrested by Delhi Police in May 2013, was given additional time to reply to the disciplinary committee in March. Though Chandila has filed his reply, the disciplinary committee comprising Srinivasan and two BCCI vice-presidents Shivlal Yadav and Rajeev Shukla, has not been able to take the proceedings forward.
Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo