My conscience let me continue as BCCI chief: Srini
Asked if his conscience allowed him to continue as the BCCI president even after his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was chargesheeted by Mumbai Police in connection with the IPL 6 spot-fixing and betting scandal, Srinivasan said there was no issue of morality involved as he had not done anything wrong.
"Most certainly, I would not have taken up the position if I felt otherwise. And, as I said in the beginning I stand for what I do. If I have done something wrong, yes, my conscience would not permit me. But in this case it was not so that is what I said in the very beginning," Srinivasan said.
"If this is the road we want to travel, then in a sense we differ (from each other) then. If that is your view, you are entitle to," he told 'Times Now'.
In a big relief to Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed him to take charge as BCCI President even as it constituted a three-member committee headed by former Punjab & Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal to inquire into the allegation of betting and spot-fixing against his son-in-law and owners of Rajasthan Royals.
Srinivasan had stepped aside from his post after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested in connection with the spot-fixing scandal. He was later restrained by the apex court from taking charge after being re-elected as President, before the Supreme Court cleared the decks for his return.
The Tamil Nadu strongman vehemently denied that he had a hand in the appointment of an earlier probe panel of two retired judges to inquire into the IPL scandal, which was later ruled "illegal" by the Bombay High Court.