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Updated: May 25, 2013 23:14 IST

Srinivasan rejects demands for resignation

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N. Srinivasn, who has been facing mounting pressure to quit as BCCI chief, said the cricket board would follow strictly all its rules and law will take its course. File photo
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N. Srinivasn, who has been facing mounting pressure to quit as BCCI chief, said the cricket board would follow strictly all its rules and law will take its course. File photo

The BCCI chief is in Kolkata to attend Jagmohan Dalmiya’s dinner for cricket board functionaries

A defiant N. Srinivasan on Saturday rejected demands for his resignation from the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in the wake of arrest of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan on charges of betting.

“I have done no wrong, I have no intention to resign. I can’t be bulldozed or railroaded into resigning. Some sources are trying to put pressure now... There is no question of it [me resigning],” he told reporters here during a brief interaction at the airport.

He said the BCCI would strictly follow all its rules and the law would take its course.

Ever since news broke out that Mr. Meiyappan was involved in betting on IPL matches in association with actor Vindoo Dara Singh and other bookies, demands have been made seeking Mr. Srinivasan’s resignation.

The chorus intensified after the Mumbai Police arrested Mr. Meiyappan after interrogation.

The police said they had come to the conclusion that he was involved in the offence of betting.

The decision to resign from BCCI is supposed to be Voluntarily taken
by N. Srinivasan, considering the current adverse developments. On
the contrary, despite advise from various Quarters to Step Down, N.
Srinivasan is adamant in retaining the Position in BCCI, which
clearly depicts his Un-professionlism & the least respect to the basic
Ethics.
It is high time that the Accounts of India Cements also requires
deeper insight by the Auditors, to bring to light any irregularities
which might have taken place, as this is also managed by none other
than N. Srinivasan.

from:  V.K. RENGNARAYANAN
Posted on: May 25, 2013 at 18:34 IST
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