The impasse regarding India's representative at the Annual Conference of the ICC took a new turn with senior vice-president Arun Jaitley as a likely choice for the high-profile meeting in London on June 25.
"Mr Jaitley is in London right now. There is a possibility that he might represent BCCI at the Conference on March 25. If Mr Jaitley agrees, he will be unanimous choice to attend the meeting as the BCCI members till now have failed to reach a consensus regarding the choice between N Srinivasan and Jagmohan Dalmiya," a senior BCCI official said on Tuesday.
The deadlock couldn't be broken since Srinivasan was adamant about attending the meeting which put Dalmiya on the back foot.
"Mr Dalmiya is still ready to attend the meet but if there slight sense of discontent among members about his attending the meet, he won't go. He has been an ICC president before and he feels that he can't just create a problematic situation for one ICC meeting. But let's make it clear, a majority of the members don't want Srinivasan to attend the meet," the official further added.
The only thing confirmed till now is that BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel will be attending the CEO's meet at the conference.
The office-bearers feel that since BCCI's official stand is anti-DRS, it won't make much of a difference even if Srinivasan is not present to press the case.