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SBD Global/October 14, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Former ICC Lawyer Accuses BCCI President Of Using 'Manipulative Tactics' To Dominate BCCI

Former Int'l Cricket Council legal department head David Becker has accused Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan of working against the interests of the game and using "manipulative tactics" to dominate the ICC, according to the PTI. Becker, "who is currently the legal advisor of Cricket South Africa," has accused the BCCI, especially Srinivasan, of bullying the ICC. Becker: "(The ICC) has become powerless in the face of India's dominance, and are forced to succumb to the manipulative tactics of the BCCI -- Srinivasan in particular -- just to keep their jobs." Becker said that the itinerary for India's disputed tour to South Africa next season -- as released by CSA in July -- "was approved by the ICC board." Becker: "When the ICC allows one of its directors to blatantly disregard an ICC board resolution it becomes more than questionable governance, it becomes improper." But both the ICC and CSA, where Becker is one of several legal advisors, "have dismissed his revelations." The ICC said Becker's statements were "inaccurate and unsubstantiated" (PTI, 10/12). The PTI also reported the three-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court to probe the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal will call Chennai Super Kings Team Principal and Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan "for questioning during its four-month investigation" (PTI, 10/12).

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