Srini brushes off Vengsarkar's allegations
Former ICC chairman, N Srinivasan has hit back at Dilip Vengsarkar stating all his claims are false. Vengsarkar had earlier said that he was removed from national selection committee because he had selected Virat Kohli over Badrinath in 2008. Srini brushed off the former Indian cricketer's comments and claimed that Vengsarkar's actions were unprofessional. Here is what happened.
Srini lays controversy charge on Vengsarkar
According to a report in The Times of India, Srini has stated that the former Indian team selector is trying to create an unwanted controversy by suggesting that he was behind Vengsarkar's removal. Srini reasoned that since Vengsarkar was the vice-president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) back in 2008 until 2010, he could not have continued as national team selector.
Vengsarkar's allegations, Srini's reasoning
Vengsarkar had claimed that his tenure as chief selector was cut short by N Srinivasan. He also added that the former ICC chairman was upset with his decision to include a young Virat Kohli in place of CSK player Subramaniam Badrinath. Srini said that Vengsarkar's claims were incorrect as both Kohli and Badri featured in the series against Sri Lanka in 2008.
No animosity against Vengsarkar for Srini
Srinivasan revealed that despite what Vengsarkar said, he has nothing against him; he has always admired him as a cricketer. Srini said that he sees Vengsarkar as a national hero. Srini added that he had even donated money to Dadar Union Club at Vengsarkar's request.