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Srinivasan appoints commission to probe son-in-law's role

PTI  Kolkata, May 26, 2013
First Published: 17:49 IST(26/5/2013) | Last Updated: 17:51 IST(26/5/2013)

Yet again rejecting demands for his resignation, BCCI President N Srinivasan on Sunday announced setting up of a three-member commission to go into allegations against his son-in-law and CSK Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan who has been arrested on charges of betting.

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Asserting that he has done nothing wrong and that there was no revolt against him in BCCI, he made it clear that he cannot be "railroaded, pushed and threatened to quit".

"My support is complete and not one member in BCCI has asked for my resignation", he told a press conference after meetings with Board officials including IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla and Vice-President Arun Jaitley.

"I have a job and we will act strictly. I assure you, the BCCI will act without fear or favour to investigate and if player, franchise or owners have breached any rules, action will be taken", he said.

 The three-member enquiry commission will consist of two members of the IPL Operations Commitee and an independent person in whose appointment he will have no role. The five members of the committee are Arun Jaitley, Rajeev Shukla, Sanjay Jagdale, Ajay Shirke and Ravi Shastri.

"Two of them along with an independent commissioner will go into charges against Meiyappan and we will abide by their report. There will be an independent person and I will await the report as much as you. I will not shirk from my duty," he said in reply to a volley of questions on what action was being proposed against Gurunath.


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