Melbourne: Controversial Indian administrator N Srinivasan yesterday sought to dispel the notion that he was not the appropriate person to be elected the new ICC Chairman, saying there was no taint on him and his conscience was very clear.
Newly elected ICC chairman N Srinivasan (left) addresses the media as ICC chief executive David Richardson looks on during the Annual Conference in Melbourne yesterday. Pic/AFP
Immediately after his appointment to the new post, Srinivasan was asked by the media if he was right choice to run world cricket since India's Apex court had sidelined him due to investigation into IPL spot-fixing scandal.
"As far as I'm concerned, I have done nothing wrong. There is no wrongdoing on my part, and therefore my conscience is very clear that there is no taint on me, and whatever investigation is there, will take its course and reports will come out," the BCCI President-in-exile said.
"But unless I have n my mind any doubt or if I have done anything, then what you say possibly is — then one has to think. But for what I have not done, I have no concern," he said.
On being reminded that since his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was facing betting charges, it reflected on him Srinivasan said, "He (Meiyappan) has to defend himself in court. I mean, it's a question of it's going to be proved or not proved, but that's up to him. This is a question about me."
Srinivasan, 69, was yesterday formally appointed the first Chairman of the ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial revamp of the body's administrative structure.