Livid N Srinivasan rubbishes Dilip Vengsarkar's 2008 claims
Former BCCI president N Srinivasan yesterday rejected Dilip Vengsarkar's claims that he was responsible for the ex-India captain's removal as chairman of selectors, calling the charge "completely false, motivated and without any basis"
Former BCCI president N Srinivasan yesterday rejected Dilip Vengsarkar's claims that he was responsible for the ex-India captain's removal as chairman of selectors, calling the charge "completely false, motivated and without any basis". Vengsarkar had claimed that he lost his job as chairman of selectors in 2008 for picking Virat Kohli over Tamil Nadu's S Badrinath, courtesy the then BCCI treasurer Srinivasan.
"On whose behalf he is talking? What is his motive? Whatever it is, it's not fact. When a cricketer talks like this, it's not good. His remark that I interfered in his not continuing is not a fact all," Srinivasan told reporters here. "I didn't interfere in selection matters. What is the interference he is talking of," Srinivasan questioned.
Srinivasan said he did not have any animosity towards Vengsarkar and added the Mumbai player had in fact been a beneficiary of schemes initiated by him. "I have no animosity towards Dilip Vengsarkar, who himself was a beneficiary of the schemes initiated by me. India Cements in 1994, contributed R1 lakh for his benefit match. "A large sum of money was given by Dadar Union Club (for which Vengsarkar and Sunil Gavaskar played) for its infrastructure at his request."
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