Srinivasan bats for CSK

Several detractors of N Srinivasan, the beleaguered CSK and BCCI chief, had stated that he may wash his hands of Meiyappan and it seems that they were right. He has said that he has nothing to do with his tainted son-in-law and law would be dealing with him as it saw fit. However, he, it seems, is not ready to accept the fact that his franchise, Chennai Super Kings, should be disqualified from the ongoing Champions League T20. He has questioned the logic behind such a suggestion saying, if I may add quite justifiably so, that since no player had been accused by the Mumbai Police in its chargesheet against Meiyappan such a call was absolutely baseless.


Regarding the suggestion that his son-in-law was one of the main officials of the franchise, Srinivasan feels that he is not associated with the game of cricket in any manner as the BCCI has suspended him. He opines that it is for Gurunath to defend himself while adding that he is yet to be convicted legally. When asked as to how he was coping with the huge amount of pressure he has been facing since the IPL spot fixing controversy erupted in May he says that his honesty has been his main pillar of support in this case.


Srinivasan, also affectionately referred to as Srini, says that his conscience is clear since he does not believe that he has done anything wrong. He says that he has been following a path of truth adding that he may have been worried had he done something that was not right but since that was not the case he did not feel any reason to be in a state of bother. Regarding questions on how he has been coping personally he has stated that he is a thorough professional and takes things in his stride. However, he also added that he would not like to discuss his family life in public.


He has also brushed off the strong attack launched on him and other important members of the BCCI by Lalit Modi saying that he is yet to understand the reason behind the importance being given to a man who, according to him, is on the run from law. He has stated that he has no contact with Modi on Twitter and is thus least bothered about what the former IPL chief has to say about him. While what Srinivasan has to say about Modi is absolutely right it also needs to be kept in mind that the latter would have not been able to do it without the support of the influential members of the board or at least some of them. The only question that comes up here is which officials would be implicated once Modi is interrogated. Srinivasan has so far been able to retain his composure but it remains to be seen as to how long he would be able to hold that.