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My endeavour is to look after all three formats: N Srinivasan

Press Trust of India
Feb 11, 2014 at 04:42pm IST

Srinivasan said it is important that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) understands what is good for the game of cricket.

"Sri Lanka Cricket is a sovereign body and can certainly take their own decisions. But I believe they should understand what is necessary for the benefit of the game," Srinivasan said.

While Srinivasan gave a pointed reply on Sri Lanka's decision of not to vote, the BCCI chief didn't wish to comment on Pakistan Cricket Board's stance.

My endeavour is to look after all three formats: N Srinivasan

File photo of BCCI president N Srinivasan. (AFP Photo)

"Look, I don't wish to get into their internal matter but there has been so much change in their administrative set-up," Srinivasan said loosely referring to the game of musical chair which is on in PCB as Najam Sethi took over the chairmanship from Zaka Ashraf on Monday.

As the discussion veered from ICC to BCCI, the Board supremo did express his disappointment at Ajinkya Rahane's dismissal which turned out to be important in the final context of the first Test that India lost by 40 runs.

Rahane was adjudged leg before off Trent Boult's bowling when replays showed that he got a big inside edge. However, the BCCI chief is yet to accept that accepting DRS would solve the problem.

"I admit that one of the decisions was unfortunate but we have been pretty consistent in our view regarding DRS. I don't think both Ball-Tracker and Hot Spot are foolproof," he said.

"Ball tracker is not convincing enough when it comes to leg before decisions. I am not convinced with Hot Spot either. Agreed it might show a big nick but we remember what happened to Rahul Dravid during Test series in England in 2011. Hot Spot showed a nick when ball touched his boot laces. If you ask me that whether we would accept it after improvements, it's a speculative thing," Srinivasan concluded.

Srinivasan didn't answer any questions on Gurunath Meiyappan issue as case is sub-judice.

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