Srini meets Pawar as BCCI bigwigs continue parleys

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015,20:30 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Five days after the sudden demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, there seems to be no clear consensus among the BCCI bigwigs on choosing the new president of the cricket board even as hectic parleys and lobbying continued by the various factions.
A surprise late night meeting in Nagpur between the two former board chiefs and known foes Sharad Pawar and N Srinivasan provided a new twist to the succession battle, raising speculation of new equations emerging within the Board.
Top sources, however, indicated that the two-hour long meeting yielded little result as both the powerful men understood that they don’t have numbers in individual capacity to take the other head on at the moment.
Your guess is as good as mine, Srinivasan told a reporter in Bengaluru when asked about him supporting Amitabh Chaudhary’s candidature.
Srinivasan, who had called a meeting of loyalists in Bengaluru today to gauge his strength, did not have five of the six east Zone units attending the meeting.
While KSCA represented by Brijesh Patel and Kerala CA represented by TC Mathew were there, it is learnt that not more than than six units were was present at this show of strength meeting called by the Tamil Nadu strongman.
Among the eastern units, it is learnt that only Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) might have attended the meeting although their secretary Asirbad Behera, who is the voter, chose to stay back.
I think Ranjib must have gone. I had to come to Bhubaneshwar today to meet the Police authorities for the security arrangement of the T20 match. Also I would not like to indulge in these kind of meetings when Mr Dalmiya’s shraddh ceremony has not been performed, Behera said today.