Conspiracy against me by anti-South lobby: Srinivasan

Chennai, Jun 8 (TNN): BCCI president N Srinivasan on Friday said the charges made against him and his family were part of a conspiracy by a north Indian lobby in the cricket body to malign south Indians and Tamils in particular.

Asked about a tweet by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy, who alleged that a north Indian lobby was targeting south Indians in the BCCI, Srinivasan said it was obvious. "It is an open secret that there is a conspiracy against south Indians," he said in an interview to a Tamil TV channel.

Forced to step aside for 'interim president' Jagmohan Dalmiya over the spot-fixing scandal and betting allegations against his son-in-law and former Chennai Super Kings principal Gurunath Meiyappan, Srinivasan said: "There is no charge against me but a lobby within the BCCI, which wanted to head the organisation but failed, has worked behind scenes to malign me. I will answer any number of questions. I have also the numbers within the BCCI. The truth will come out soon."

Srinivasan said the BCCI had no connections with bookies and he was shocked when Rajasthan Royals player S Sreesanth was linked to the betting scandal.

"Gurunath, for all the charges levelled against him, did not flee to another country," he said. "I have trust in him and believe that he will come out unscathed. The charges against him will be disproved."

Hitting out at the media for its coverage of the case, Srinivasan said: "There is absolutely no truth in the charges levelled against Gurunath."


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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 08 2013

    Mr Srinivasan, please don't divide the country to remain in the seat.
    Unfortunately, you will lose your IPL Team license very soon.
    The mad cricket fans of India want a clean cricket where you and Rajasthan Royal don't stand a chance to continue.
    Jai Hind!

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Sat, Jun 08 2013

    Mr Srinivasan stop your stupidity.... Everyone has seen the way you behaved during your tenure.... selecion Srikanth.... in team Vijay ( out of form batsman). Ashwin, Karthik, S badrinath.... if you were to continue then whole team would have been Tamil Nadu team (Except Dhoni because he is your chamcha).
    Now when your chair is shaking you are reminded of south.
    It was you who was responsible forpeople like Dravid Laxman to retire from the team just because you wanted to fit the tamilians ( Srikanth Anirudh) in the team

    Everyone knows who is the kingpin of this fixing You didnt indulge directly but made your Son in law a scapegoat. YOu spoiled the beauty of Indian cricket that was there in 90s.

    If you have little shame left in you then resign from the post and come out... or else

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Sat, Jun 08 2013

    Don't drag South India into your 'jamela'. It is your greed and shamelessness resulted in to this unfortunate issue. Which fevicol are you using to stick to your chair Mr. Srinivasan ? By any chance, are you related to Mr. Yeddy ?

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  • R Mallar, Kasaragod/ Dubai

    Sat, Jun 08 2013

    You also did the same thing against Dalmiya! Madiddunno maharaya!!

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  • gerald, modankap

    Sat, Jun 08 2013

    now don't try to divide the nation for your misdeeds !!

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