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Is the anointment of N. Srinivasan as ICC chairman justified?
N. Srinivasan, the most powerful man in world cricket has been anointed as the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) at the annual conference in Melbourne. In spite of his involvement in the IPL scam 2013, he has been handed over the prestigious position in world cricket.

Ironically, Srinivasan has been suspended by the Supreme Court as BCCI's president, but was still considered to be the right candidate for the ICC job, which he is expected to take over this weekend.

The IPL scam case has been dragging too long and Srinivasan has not been proved guilty, so it is not wrong for the BCCI to nominate the industrialist as well. The Cricket Association of Bihar even wanted the court to stop Srinivasan being filed as a BCCI nominee, but the Supreme Court did not do stop Srinivasan, who is one among the 13 persons undergoing investigation under the Justice Mukul Mugdal panel for the corruption scam.

''It is agreed that he is tried in the court of law, but has not still been proved guilty in the court of law,'' said former Indian cricketer and coach, Anshuman Gaekwad.  Another former Indian cricketer, Ajit Wadekar also felt the same that the administrator has not been proved guilty as of now, so it is okay for him to be anointed as the ICC chairman.

With the powerful BCCI, no one even dares to point a finger towards them. They are the richest cricket association in the world, who can easily flex their muscles with the finances they have along with them. Some even claim that the BCCI rules world cricket, which might have paved the way for Srinivasan. Wadekar said, ''At the moment, the kind of funds that is available with BCCI, there is no denying the fact BCCI rules world cricket.''

Justifying Srinivasan's anointment, Gaekwad said, ''BCCI has made India the powerhouse, primarily financially and it is not out of the way that Srinivasan has been provided with such an important position.'' But, Srinivasan needs to work out of his skin, for his image has already been dented with the ongoing scam.

One also needs to understand that the game has been developing rapidly and he needs to act accordingly. ''It is not going to be a one man show, it is the ICC team, which will work together,'' said Gaekwad.

But, one has to realise that other cricket nation associations of England, Australia and South Africa must have played an important role in providing Srinivasan with the job. They have shown faith in Srinivasan, despite his track record.

Initially, there were reports, which suggested that the Pakistan Cricket Board might resist Srinivasan's appointment, but it seems to have been compromised with BCCI promising bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan.

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