Chennai, June 3: Former BCCI President I S Bindra on June 2 slammed the Board's Working Committee for allowing N Srinavasan to just "step aside" instead of resigning as the body's chief, calling the proceedings a "sham".
"I have the minutes and notes of the meeting. I categorically asked for his (Srinivasan's) resignation. I said this sham will not satisfy the public. I said he should resign and come back if exonerated. He (Srinivasan) said he will step aside but not resign at any cost," Bindra, whos is currently the Punjab Cricket Association President, said after the meeting here.
"He (Srinivasan) is not resigning. He is just stepping aside for one month. This is taking the public for a ride. We needed something more than this. I suggested, let him step aside until September, but he said he is not going to resign," he said.
Bindra claimed that he was the only person in the meeting to have asked Srinivasan to resign. He said he has no problems with Jagmohan Dalmiya becoming head of an interim arrangement but had reservations about the way he was brought in.
"I have no problem with Dalmiya coming in, he is an able administrator. But I don't like the way he has been brought in," he said.
Bindra, a former ICC advisor, said BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley played a big role in arriving the decision in the meeting "Mr Jaitley has had his way in this meeting. Most of the suggestions came from Mr Jaitley, including the appointment of Mr Dalmiya," Bindra said.