ICC chairman N Srinivasan has asked the Supreme Court of India to reinstate him as BCCI president since the Mudgal committee report on the IPL 2013 corruption case had made it clear that he was not involved in any match-fixing or betting.
Srinivasan was forced to leave the post of BCCI President earlier this year after the three-man Mudgal panel had named him as one of 13 individuals who needed to be probed further in a seal envelop handed over to the court. Eventually, the court said he would need to stop discharging his duties as a president till the investigation was complete. But now with all said and done, Srinivasan says he hasn’t been found guilty so he should be reinstated back to his old post.
“I have read the final report of the Mudgal committee and I believe the conclusions in the report that I was not involved in any betting or matching-fixing activity, nor did I scuttle any investigation, clearly vindicate my stand that all the allegations made against me by the petitioner and other persons inimical to me were completely false, baseless and motivated out of malice.”
Srinivasan referred to the responses filed on November 22th by the BCCI and Ranjib Biswal, President of Orissa Cricket Association, in which they mentioned that the alleged violation of players code of conduct by ‘Individual 3’ was brought to the notice of then Board’s President Shashank Manohar and action was taken for the “minor incident”.
Srinivasan also made it clear that there was absolutely no reason for him to continue to stay away from his elected position in BCCI and asked the court to pass an appropriate order.
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