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Meiyappan guilty of betting: Does anyone have the guts to go all out on CSK?
Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief N.Srinivasan is finally indicted by Mudgal committee, thus, both Srinivasan and CSK team have come under heavy pressure. As per Srini, Meiyappan is an enthusiastic cricket fan but Mudgal committee clearly said that he is the face of CSK and was involved in betting as well as exporting information.

As per law, CSK should have been terminated outrightly. But can CSK be terminated? Can Srinivasan be compelled to step down? The answer is, 'no'.

BCCI is one of the most powerful organizations in India as well as in the international platform. Very rarely does anyone come up and talk negative against the BCCI. N.Srinivasan is going to be chief of ICC. All political parties in India are part of BCCI with advantage loyalty to BCCI than national polity.

Thus no one has the courage to ask BCCI of its dictatorship and even if someone asks them, the ready-made answer is simple - it’s a private body and hence it shouldn’t be expected to follow democratic rules as mandated in national polity. Three things in India can’t be divided - Maa, Cinema and Cricket.

However the very point is about the pride of the nation! It took a lot of time for International Olympics Committee to set right the Indian Olympic Association. Winter Olympic saw the absence of an Indian flag because of selfish interest of Indian Olympic governing body despite Indian competitors. BCCI is arguably the strongest power in international arena. There is no one to discipline BCCI, like IOC. In fact, it is the other way round in cricket, BCCI more or less dictates ICC.

There can be only two ways. First, good sense should prevail among the BCCI members and they should move resolutions to expel Srini and CSK. Frankly, none including present powerful politicians including Narendra Modi can do it. Ranjib Biswal’s election to Rajya Sabha may be seen as a mathematical error but the link of BCCI can’t be ruled out, after all Biswal is IPL's chairman and relative to Modi and Jaitley in cricket socialism.

Second, most likely situation is that the Court has to give some observation partly verbal and written. The only pillar in this democracy is judiciary (despite severe inside problems/corruptions) and it has the authority to impress people. Can it happen with Court's interference that Srini would resign as BCCI chief (also possible ICC chief), Dhoni from captaincy (beautiful excuse for non-performance outside Indian soil)?

But, the point is nothing can be changed. Jagmohan Dalmiya a decade back exhibited his skill in mustering his power and lowering the stature of game at the cost of India Inc. Srini has advanced skills. Neither CSK would be terminated nor would Dhoni be deprived of the power to promote CSK team mates. It’s first CSK, then BCCI.

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