Srinivasan sought to distance himself from his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Meiyappan, who will be chargesheeted in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Chennai: BCCI President N Srinivasan Saturday sought to distance himself from his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, who will be chargesheeted in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, saying that law will take its course in the matter.
Srinivasan, whose company India Cements owns the Chennai Super Kings, was forced to step aside as Board President on moral grounds after Meiyappan was arrested for allegedly indulging in betting during the IPL this year. "This is a matter for Mr Gurunath Meiyappan to deal with.
If he is chargesheeted, the law will take its own course. He has been suspended so he has got nothing to do with the game," Srinivasan said. "It is upto him to defend his position, it has got nothing to do with me," he added. Srinivasan, who has remained defiant despite being stepping aside, reiterated that he would contest the BCCI Presidential election during the September 29 Annual General Meeting in Chennai.
"I will chair the meeting as President and inspite of what you (the media) feel, I may get elected," he said. The IPL spot-fixing controversy broke out in May with the arrest of Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan by the Delhi Police for conceding a specified number of runs per over in return for money from illegal bookmakers.
Sreesanth and Chavan were recently slapped with life bans by the BCCI. The BCCI also handed out a five-year ban to Royals' Amit Singh, while another Rajasthan cricketer Siddharth Trivedi got a one-year suspension.
There was no decision on Chandila, who recently got out on bail. His role is still being probed, and a decision will be taken soon.