Mumbai: Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Narayanswamy Srinivasan has been re-elected the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for the record 15th time at the 86th Annual General Meeting of the cricket body late on Saturday.
Srinivasan has held the power in Tamil Nadu cricket since 2002-03 when he beat another former BCCI president AC Muttiah. The Chennai strongman’s ouster from the BCCI didn’t have any bearing on the TNCA election as he was re-elected without much hiccups.
The 71-year-old administrator’s BCCI presidency was cut short following a court order after his son-in-law Gurunatha Miyappan was found involved in the betting scandal in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) back in 2013.
According to reports, a petition was filed by one S Srinivason, a Chennai resident, saying it would be appropriate to hold the election in free and fair manner once the Justice RM Lodha recommendations were followed in letter and spirit. But the division bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan of the Madras High Court dismissed the petition.
However, in the AGM, TNCA decided to launch Tamil Nadu Premier League with players getting a fixed salary cap. The league, scheduled to be held in August-September this year, will pay Rs five lakh to current India cricketers while the state level players will be paid Rs 2.5 lakh each. Uncapped players will be be benefited by Rs 1 lakh.