N Srinivasan defiant, says he will not resign as BCCI President

N Srinivasan is under increasing pressure to resign as BCCI President © Getty Images

Mumbai: May 25, 2013

N Srinivasan said he will not resign from his post as the President of the BCCI. He arrived in Mumbai on Saturday and was in defiant mood.

Upon arriving he addressed the gathered media. “I have done nothing wrong. I have no intention to resign.”

Srinivasan is under tremendous pressure to resign as BCCI President in light of all the controversies surrounding the Indian Premier League 2013.

“I cannot be bulldozed or railroaded into resigning. Other forces are applying pressure, there is no question about it,” he added.

His son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan has been produced in Mumbai Court on Saturday in relation to his alleged role in the IPL betting racket.

Srinivasan also said that the BCCI will take action. “The BCCI will strictly follow all its rules and law will take its course.”

While talking to NDTV, Srinivasan also said, “There is no question of me resigning. If someone wants to replace me, then let them win the elections.
“If my son-in-law has been arrested, law will take its course. He will defend himself. Same rules will apply. There will be no discrimination.”

He also said that there might be people in the BCCI who may want his resignation. “If members in the BCCI have issues then they should speak up. There are vested interests. Everyone knows who these people are.”

He added, “I have always followed the rules. Media has gone overboard against me. I still think media should have been fair with us.”

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