BCCI president N. Srinivasan, who arrived here on Monday, claimed that he was being hounded by the media. “Why are you hounding me,” he asked reporters who approached him at the airport here.
Mr. Srinivasan said there was no reason for him to resign.
Mr. Srinivasan, whose son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan has been arrested for alleged involvement in betting, reached here after attending the IPL final on Sunday night in Kolkata, where the crowd booed him during the presentation ceremony.
Mr. Srinivasan had on Sunday held a press conference hours before the final to declare that he would not step down. He also announced the setting up of a three-member enquiry panel to investigate the scandal, that led to the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals players.
The BCCI president asserted that he has done nothing wrong and rejected reports of a revolt against him in BCCI. He made it clear that he would not be “railroaded, pushed and threatened to quit”.
“My support is complete and not one member in BCCI has asked for my resignation”, he had said.
“I have a job and we will act strictly. I assure you, the BCCI will act without fear or favour to investigate and if player, franchise or owners have breached any rules, action will be taken”, he said.
The three-member enquiry commission will consist of two members of the IPL Operations Committee and an independent person in whose appointment he will have no role.
The five members of the committee are Arun Jaitley, Rajeev Shukla, Sanjay Jagdale, Ajay Shirke and Ravi Shastri.