N Srinivasan, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has publicly said that he was attacked unfairly in the media during and after the IPL spot fixing scandal that took place. While his integrity was brought into question a number of times, he has maintained that he is an honest man.
Although Srinivasan needed to await permission from the Supreme Court before he could continue his position as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, he has once again, been reinstated. During the time that he had stepped down from the position, elections for the BCCI had been held, and he was voted in as BCCI president for another term.
While Srinivasan was not involved in the IPL 6 spot fixing scandal, he became the focus of attention when his son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, the Chennai Super Kings team principal, was arrested for his alleged involvement in the cricket scandal. Srinivasan’s son-in-law has recently been charged on a number of counts for actions connected to the scandal.
The BCCI president said: “I am honest, very honest. And, I think my character has been seen in the last few months.”
The forward-looking Srinivasan was pleased to be told by the Supreme Court that he could fully return to his position as BCCI president. He said: “I was please. People who have known me for a long time will believe what I say. In the sense that I am a person who has always focused on what to do next.”
Srinivasan said that he does not carry grudges, and that he simply plans to move on. “I am back, I go on,” he said.
Srinivasan does feel that he was unfairly accused of his involvement with the scandal, but keeping his sense of humour, and in his typical pragmatic manner, he took his time out from the cricket world to practice his golf swing!