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The rise and fall of BCCI czar N Srinivasan


Cricketnext Staff
Mar 28, 2014 at 01:13pm IST

Here is a timeline which describes the rise and the fall of BCCI czar N Srinivasan:

2001: The Chennai businessman makes his debut into cricket administration in Tamil Nadu.

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2002: In just a year after becoming an ally of AC Muttiah, Srinivasan becomes the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).

The rise and fall of BCCI czar N Srinivasan

A file photo of N Srinivasan. (Getty Images)

2005: The India Cements owner gets elected as the BCCI treasurer and elbows out the then BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya from the chair in alliance with politician Sharad Pawar, who replaced Dalmiya as BCCI chief.

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January 2008: Srinivasan's company India Cements buys the Chennai franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL), giving birth to a series of controversies based on conflict of interest.

September 2008: Srinivasan initiates and formalises a change in the board's constitution to exclude IPL and Champions League in a clause that prevented board administrators from having any commercial interests in the BCCI events.

September 2008: Srinivasan becomes BCCI Secretary.

April 2010: Muthiah challenges in the Supreme Court BCCI's decision to allow its administrators to own an IPL team.

September 2010: The Supreme Court observes that there appears to have been a conflict of interest in Srinivasan holding the office of BCCI treasurer while bidding for an IPL franchise. SC observes there is conflict of interest in Srinivasan being the BCCI treasurer and owner of an IPL team at the same time, suggesting Srinivasan to quit his job with the BCCI.

September 2010: Srinivasan gets support for president-elect.

April 2011: Supreme Court delivers a split verdict on Muthiah's petition highlighting Srinivasan's conflict of interest.

August 2011: Muthiah files another petition to prevent Srinivasan from taking over as BCCI president based on the Supreme Court's split verdict.

September 2011: Supreme Court allows Srinivasan to assume office as BCCI chief subject to the outcome of Muthiah's petition. There has been no further development on this since.

September 19, 2011: President-elect Srinivasan takes over from Shashank Manohar for a two-year term that can be extended by one year.

September 2011: The BCCI president criticises the Decision Review System (DRS) calling it not good enough in its present form.

February 2012: Sahara announces pull-out as sponsors of the Indian team and owners of now-defunct IPL franchise Pune Warriors India hours ahead of the players auction. Srinivasan mediates to bring Sahara back.

February 2012: The BCCI's working committee, under the leadership of Srinivasan, rejects the Woolf report that recommended restructuring of the International Cricket Council.

December 2012: Former selector Mohinder Amarnath says Srinivasan interfered in team selection and prevented them from dropping MS Dhoni after India's 0-4 whitewash in the Test series Down Under.

May 2013: Srinivasan-led BCCI is accused of facilitating L Sivaramakrishnan's election to ICC's cricket committee by putting other Test nations under pressure to vote for Sivaramakrishnan.

May 2013: During IPL 6, three Rajasthan Royals are arrested on charges of spot-fixing, followed by the involvement of former Chennai Super Kings Team Principal and Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in betting on IPL matches. That gave rise to a fresh and possibly the biggest controversy in Srinivasan's already controversial career in the BCCI.

March 2014: The Supreme Court installed legendary Indian batsmen Sunil Gavaskar as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working president in place of N Srinivasan till it gives its final verdict in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and spot-fixing case. The apex court also allowed under-fire Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals to play in the seventh edition of IPL for the sake of cricket lovers.

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