''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.