The BCCI Investigative triumvirate Fail.
The game of cat and mouse between the Supreme Court of India and the BCCI continues.
In something akin to a failed Bollywood comedy, the Supreme Court has ordered the BCCI to produce a list of names that could “conduct a fair probe” into itself. Why the Supreme Court won’t do it themselves is still a mystery, but something is better than nothing and nothing is probably what we will end up with.
[pullquote]His skillset for conducting enquiries is well known. He has none.[/pullquote]
This follows on from Justice Mudgal’s report and that famous sealed envelope that is now well and truly open. 12 names are implicated from the BCCI in corrupt behaviour, with head honcho Srinivasan at the top of the list with 13 potential instances of misbehaving. This is the same Srinivasan that will soon be the ICC President if he has his way.
Part of me hopes that happens, so we can rename the ICC the WWE.
Anyhow, the BCCI offered up three names to the Court. People who are cut from the right cloth. Those that are clean, free from potential conflicts of interest and out of the reach of Darth Srini.
Well, not quite.
The names given were:
RK Raghavan, former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
This former head of india’s version of the FBI seems like a logical choice for someone who can interrogate and see the forest from the trees. Or is he?
We have learned that RK Raghavan is the president of a club in the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. The same Tamil Nadu Cricket Association that one N. Srinivasan is the President of.
He fails the Conflict of Interest test
Justice (retd.) JN Patel, former chief justice of the Calcutta High Court
Who could doubt the credentials of a retired High Court Judge? I mean, Justice Mudgal has done such a fine job it getting this filthy cesspit of filth out in the open. The problem with JN Patel is that through some inconvenient marriages, he is related to BCCI Vice President and interim President Shivlal Yadav.
If he was to stay on the panel, it would smell worse than say, a hypothetical review by Srinivasan into Meiyappan’s role at CSK…oh wait.
Ravi Shastri, former India skipper and commentator.
Ravi has had a crack at this before. That he found nothing is no surprise. He is a contracted BCCI employee.
What interest is it of his to find fault with his boss publicly? Ask Harsha Bhogle if he feels any different?
His skillset for conducting enquiries is well known. He has none.
The Supreme Court of India rejected the names listed above on the 22nd April 2014.
They have now asked Justice Mudgal, that beacon of hope, that Obi Wan Kenobi of the Indian justice system to take over.
Is this the beginning of the end for Srinivasan? Has his power base and tentacles into the furthest nether regions of Indian society now been removed?
Only time will tell.
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