It’s Srinivasan, not me, tarnishing BCCI’s image, says Shashank Manohar

Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar is not losing sleep over the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) likely move of taking disciplinary action against the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), to which he also served as a president.

It has been reported in the media that the ruling BCCI group suspects two of their former presidents, Shashank Manohar and I.S.Bindra of tarnishing the Board’s image. They suspect they also helped Aditva Verma to take legal action against N Srinivasan.

Neither men still hold a post in their respective State associations, but the BCCI is considering stopping the grant their respective State associations receive.

“If they want to stop helping us, we have no issue,” said Manohar. “We have enough money and we are self sufficient to run our association.

“Our association will not run after them and beg for it.

“It (stopping financial aid) will not make any difference to us,” he continued. “The game in our region won’t be affected.

“We have the two best Stadiums and best-run cricket academy. We have enough money to sustain the running of our best facilities.

“The BCCI is a public property and if I have tarnished its image, let the people judge who has been tarnishing its image,” he added. “People know who is N. Srinivasan and they also know who is Shashank Manohar”.

The former BCCI chief reiterated his earlier stand and insisted that all Indian Premier League (IPL) matches needed probing. The Supreme Court is set to continue its hearing on the ongoing IPL probe on Monday.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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