Srinivasan pleads for reinstatement as BCCI chief
New Delhi, November 21
President-in-exile N Srinivasan on Friday urged Supreme Court to reinstate him as BCCI President.
Srinivasan told the court that there is absolutely nothing in the Mudgal report incriminating him. Whereas, Chennai Super Kings appealed to Supreme Court against any adverse order against it that can lead to scrapping the team from IPL.On November 17, N Srinivasan was indicted by a probe committee for not acting against an unnamed cricketer accused of misconduct while his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were found guilty of betting that could leave their teams CSK and RR in trouble.
While giving its findings on Srinivasan, the panel had said “this individual is not involved with match fixing activity. This individual was not found to be involved in scuttling the investigations into match fixing.”
The BCCI has also stood behind N Srinivasan in the wake of the Mudgal Committee clearing him of betting and match fixing allegations while backing IPL COO Sundar Raman in his legal battle in the Supreme Court.
BCCI had said the charges against Srinivasan were aimed at destabilising the Board. Srinivasan is currently also the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Also, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Jagmohan Dalmiya has extended East Zone’s support to the embattled BCCI President, who is seeking a third term as the Board chief, by signing the nomination papers for the December 17 elections.