N Srinivasan refuses to quit despite calls for him to step aside from BCCI activities

Amid calls for his resignation, Board president continues to remain defiant.

Updated: May 29, 2013 15:48 IST
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Mumbai: Shortly after Indian Premier League Chairman Rajeev Shukla demanded that Srinivasan 'disassociate' from the inquiry against his son-in-law and the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the wake of IPL spot-fixing scandal, the BCCI chief told reporters that Shukla has not suggested anything new and was only voicing what he had said on Sunday.

"I saw Mr Shukla's interview. What he says is that the commission has been appointed and I should disassociate myself from the procedure as stated at the press conference in Kolkata before the IPL final.

"I had said in Kolkata that I will have nothing to do with the commission and its appointment, its terms of reference and its decision. What Mr Shukla has done, he has reiterated this. So there is nothing else to add," said Srinivasan.

"I have nothing to do with the commission. It is independent. Under the operational powers, they have powers to sanction and impose punishment. So, we will just await the results," he added.

Asked about demands for his resignation from BCCI office-bearers like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Hyderabad Cricket Association President G Vinod,, Srinivasan said, "I will not reply to individual reactions."

Ever since the scandal broke out, Srinivasan has been under intense pressure to resign but he has remained defiant.

A three-member BCCI inquiry committee is probing Meiyappan and the spot-fixing allegations against three Rajasthan Royals players and its franchise as well as the Chennai Super Kings.

Justice T Jayaram Chouta, former Judge of the Karnataka and Madras High Courts, Justice R Balasubramanian, former Judge of the Madras High Court, and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale are members of the Commission.

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