My daughter chose Guru, not me: N Srinivasan

Sep 28, 2013, 07:55 IST | Jasvinder Sidhu

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan told the Supreme Court yesterday that his daughter chose Gurunath Meiyappan, the former Chennai Super Kings team principal, not him

“It is my daughter who chose my son-in-law. I can’t even choose my son,” senior counsel Rohinton Nariman, who was appearing for Srinivasan, told the apex court during argument through a statement.

Gurunath Meiyappan

The bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik observed: “We know that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is not a problem. The only problem is that if Mr Srinivasan is elected again, then what will happen to the CSK issue where his son-in-law is an accused?”

The court was hearing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) which has sought to restrain Srinivasan from becoming the BCCI president for a second time on the grounds that Meiyappan is charge-sheeted in the spot fixing scandal. Since the spot fixing controversy broke, Srinivasan has denied that Meiyappan has anything to do with him or CSK.

‘I received death threats’
Meanwhile, CAB secretary, Aditya Verma claimed yesterday that someone has threatened to kill him. “The caller said I am trying to become a hero in the press by fighting cases against the BCCI. He threatened to kill me if I don’t withdraw my case against the BCCI,” Verma said.

He also provided the number from which he was threatened. However, Verma said he has not filed a police complaint but would do so if he is threatened again. 

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