Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) “I have no intention to resign,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan said here Saturday after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal.
“I have not done anything wrong, I have no intention to resign. I cannot be bulldozed into resigning. The BCCI will follow its rules. There is no question of my stepping down. If someone wants to replace me, let him get elected. If I have done something wrong, then it is a different matter,” Srinivasan told NDTV, after landing here to meet his son-in-law Saturday.
The clamour for Srinivasan’s resignation got louder after Chennai Super Kings team principal Meiyappan Friday was arrested by the Mumbai police.
“There will be no discrimination for Gurunath. He will be treated like everyone else. Whatever steps will be taken, will be taken objectively and fairly,” Srinivasan said.
Srinivasan remained in the line of fire with Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy and former International Cricket Council (ICC) and BCCI president Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) calling for his resignation on moral grounds.
“There are a lot of vested interests for people; it will be convenient for some people to not have me here. Media has gone overboard against me. They should be fair,” added Srinivasan.
The IPL scam, which seems to be getting bigger by the day, came to light when Rajasthan Royals cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested on spot fixing charges last Wednesday.