N. Srinivasan was appointed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council. The media challenged the new ICC chairman as to whether he was a good choice for the position or not since he was exiled from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Srinivasan responded to the media as follows: “As far as I’m concerned, I have done nothing wrong. There is no wrongdoing on my part, and therefore my conscience is very clear that there is no taint on me, and whatever investigation there is will take its course.”
The reason for Srinivasan’s temporary excile from the Board of Control for Cricket in India is connected to his son-in-law’s role in betting and spot fixing in Indian cricket. When Srinivasan’s son-in-law, Gurunath Meyappan, was brought up in the discussion, he simply shut down the line of questioning as irrelevant to his appointment to the ICC.
He said of his son-in-law: “He has to defend himself in court. I mean, it’s a question of it’s going to be proved or not proved, but that’s up to him. This is a question about me. I think you have to wait until everything is clear at the end of the day. If nothing is proved, I think all this comment would have been unfair, isn’t it?”
While there were a number of changes that took place, including amendments to the Memorandum and Article of Association of the ICC, questions still reverted back to discussions regarding corruption. Srinivasan complimented the ICC’s Anti-corruption and Security Unit on the work that it has been doing.
“Cricket has been played worldwide in a number of geographies, a number of jurisdictions, and it’s being played simultaneously in many of these place,” said Srinivasan. “So it’s an arduous task, and I think they’re doing quite well.”