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Volume 10 No. 22
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Cricket Board President Hints At Presidential Power To Approve Selector Decisions

Indian cricket board President N. Srinivasan "hinted that the board's constitution gives him the power to approve any decision of the national selectors," including that of the captain, according to IANS. When a TV anchor asked why he backed Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and whether there was substance in the media reports that selectors were under pressure to sack the cricketer after India lost four Tests in England and another four in Australia, Srinivasan replied, "It is not proper to discuss selection matters. The constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India does say that the president has to approve the national team." When the anchor rephrased the question and asked, "So, you have the last word as president?" Srinivasan: "That's what the constitution of the BCCI says" (IANS, 3/25).