Top BCCI officials under COA's scanner after unsanctioned meeting with N Srinivasan

The BCCI's current joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry's presence at an informal unsanctioned gathering, arranged by former president N Srinivasan has brought them under the scanner of COA.

PTI February 27, 2017 11:24:13 IST
Top BCCI officials under COA's scanner after unsanctioned meeting with N Srinivasan

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) current joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry's presence at an informal unsanctioned gathering, arranged by former president N Srinivasan has brought them under the scanner of Committee of Administrators (COA).

Both Amitabh and Aniruddh are known to be hard-core Srinivasan loyalists but their presence in the meeting may not go down well with the Vinod Rai-led four-member panel.

Top BCCI officials under COAs scanner after unsanctioned meeting with N Srinivasan

Representative photo. AFP

At a time when COA is trying to set the house in order, participation in a meeting which mainly comprised officials ousted by Supreme Court verdict may be seen as an act of defiance.

It was meeting which Srinivasan termed as "gathering of disqualified friends over a cup of tea" but the mere presence of Amitabh and Aniruddh is going to put BCCI in a fix.

"Even though they (Amitabh and Aniruddh) were barred from attending IPL Auctions but technically they are still officials under the current BCCI regime run by COA. Both are still authorised signatories, who sign cheques (only after clearance from COA). They are free to attend any meeting but how COA will perceive it is a different matter," a top BCCI source told PTI on Sunday.

"They are signatories simply because COA will then have to deal with extensive paperwork and financial matters when they are trying to put the house in order. Also they are duty bound to sign each payment that is cleared by COA within three working days. So they still are a part of BCCI," the source added.

Updated Date:

also read

Ex-India cricketer Yuvraj Singh arrested in Hansi, released on interim bail, say reports
First Cricket News

Ex-India cricketer Yuvraj Singh arrested in Hansi, released on interim bail, say reports

Singh's arrest occurred after an activist in Hansi filed a complaint regarding a casteist slur used by the cricketer during an Instagram live event with Rohit Sharma earlier this year.

'Just what the Doctor ordered': Twitter reacts to news that Rahul Dravid could be next India head coach
First Cricket News

'Just what the Doctor ordered': Twitter reacts to news that Rahul Dravid could be next India head coach

Dravid will be appointed as head coach of the Indian men's cricket team post the 2021 T20 World Cup for a period of two years, as per media reports.

'Insane numbers!': Twitter reacts to new IPL franchises getting sold for over a billion dollars
First Cricket News

'Insane numbers!': Twitter reacts to new IPL franchises getting sold for over a billion dollars

The business conglomerate Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG group won the bid for Lucknow in the Indian Premier League with an offer in excess of $932 million while the private equity firm, Irelia Company Pte Ltd. (CVC Capital Partners), will own Ahmedabad after making a bid of more than $692 million.