<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="N Srinivasan refuses to react to Shashank Manohar's criticism" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131010211109.jpg" title="N Srinivasan refuses to react to Shashank Manohar's criticism" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Shashank Manohar (right) had said that N Srinivasan has no right to continue as BCCI president after the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal broke out © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>New Delhi: Oct 10, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Board-of-Control-for-Cricket-in-India/post" target="_blank">Board of Control for Cricket in India</a> (BCCI) president <a href="/tags/N-Srinivasan/post" target="_blank">N Srinivasan</a> refused to answer former president Shashank Manohar's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/N-Srinivasan-responsible-for-BCCI-mess-says-Shashank-Manohar/31651" target="_blank">comments</a> that he [Srinivasan] has no right to continue as president after the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal broke out.<br /> <br /> "I do not wish to comment on what <a href="/tags/Shashank-Manohar/post" target="_blank">Shashank Manohar</a> has said. All I look at is, with knowledge of everything that has been said, all the cases which are there, the members of the BCCI unanimously elected me [as president in the AGM]. So I think that is what is important. I cannot keep responding to what people say. I've been elected as a president. I will do my job," said the Tamil Nadu strongman.<br /> <br /> On the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/IPL-2013-spot-fixing-row-Ajay-Shirke-and-Sanjay-Jagdale-resign-from-BCCI/27282" target="_blank">resignations</a> of Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke as BCCI secretary and treasurer after the spot-fixing scandal broke out, he said, "Somebody resigns, somebody else takes that position. I don't think I need to respond to all this."<br /> <br /> He also sidestepped Channai Super Kings player <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Michael-Hussey-reveals-Gurunath-Meiyappan-ran-Chennai-Super-Kings/31553" target="_blank">Michael Hussey's claim</a> in his book that his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan — chargesheeted in the IPL scandal — was running the CSK team.<br /> <br /> "I saw that on the news. I again say this is not an area on which I want to comment. I do not want to go into this.<br /> <br /> What exactly Michael Hussey wrote I have not seen it, and on top of it, this is again like traversing an area that is sub-judiced for me," said Srinivasan, who had described Meiyappan as a "cricket enthusiast".<br /> <br /> Srinivasan also gave a standard 'will look into' answer when asked about India and CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's alleged conflict of interest. Dhoni reportedly owns a sprots firm which, in turn, is said to be the agent for some national team players.<br /> <br /> Asked if he will conduct an inquiry on this issue concerning Dhoni, who is also vice-president of India Cements — the owners of CSK — as has been reportedly promised by Jagmohan Dalmiya who was BCCI interim chief for some time, Srinivasan said, "I'll discuss this with Dalmiya because I was out of BCCI when this took place.<br /> <br /> "I will discuss with Dalmiya what he meant because I was out of cricket. I didn't even follow what was happening."<br /> <br /> He stonewalled every question which has something to do with his son-in-law Meiyappan on the pretext that the matter is sub-judiced after the Supreme Court appointed a three-member committee to probe the IPL spot-fixing scandal.<br /> <br /> He, however, said that he and the BCCI will not interfere in the probe and will cooperate with the inquiry committee as has been directed by the apex court.<br /> <br /> "Supreme Court has said I can assume charge [as BCCI chief]. I have assumed charge and I look forward.I'm definitely very pleased at this and I look forward to contributing further to Indian cricket.<br /> <br /> "I'm not accused of anything. So my conscience is clear and I will just go about doing my work. I cannot talk about anything that in a sense is subjudiced or anything even remotely connected to that.<br /> <br /> "I'm not the person accused. Inquiry will be conducted.<br /> <br /> The Supreme Court has made it very clear that neither the BCCI nor I should interfere with it and that we should only extend full cooperation. That is what I will do."<br /> <br /> On India's opposition to the application of DRS in bilateral series, he said the BCCI's stand has been vindicated after what had happened during the Ashes series in England.<br /> <br /> "If you had seen the recent Ashes tour in England, I think BCCI's stand on DRS was vindicated. At the moment there is no rethink [on India's stand] because I don't think the technology is quite there. We have made our position clear.<br /> <br /> There are very fundamental issues as far as DRS is concerned.<br /> <br /> There is, at the moment, no rethink on it," said the BCCI President.