Back as the BCCI president after a Supreme Court ruling, under fire N Srinivasan on Wednesday said that his conscience was clear and he did not quit his post despite calls for his ouster since he has done nothing wrong.
Asked if his conscience allowed him to continue as the BCCI president even after his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was chargesheeted by Mumbai Police in connection with the T20 League's spot-fixing and betting scandal, Srinivasan said there was no issue of morality involved as he had not done anything wrong.
"Most certainly, I would not have taken up the position if I felt otherwise. And, as I said in the beginning I stand for what I do. If I have done something wrong, yes, my conscience would not permit me. But in this case it was not so that is what I said in the very beginning," Srinivasan said.
"If this is the road we want to travel, then in a sense we differ (from each other) then. If that is your view, you are entitled to that," he told Times Now.
In a big relief to Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed him to take charge as BCCI president even as it constituted a three-member committee headed by former Punjab & Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal to inquire into the allegation of betting and spot-fixing against his son-in-law and owners of Rajasthan Royals.
Srinivasan had stepped aside from his post after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested in connection with the spot-fixing scandal. He was later restrained by the apex court from taking charge after being re-elected as President, before the Supreme Court cleared the decks for his return.
The Tamil Nadu strongman vehemently denied that he had a hand in the appointment of an earlier probe panel of two retired judges to inquire into the T20 League scandal, which was later ruled "illegal" by the Bombay high court.