Corruption in the IPL June 7, 2013

Srinivasan terms demands for his ouster an 'attack'

ESPNcricinfo staff

N Srinivasan, who has stepped aside in his capacity as BCCI president until the probe into the alleged corruption in the IPL is complete, has said the demands for his resignation were an "attack" against him. Speaking to a Tamil news channel, Srinivasan reiterated that he had nothing to do with the case against Gurunath Meiyappan.

Responding to a query as to whether the controversy engulfing the BCCI was a conspiracy against him, Srinivasan told Thanthi TV: "Not a conspiracy, it's an open attack against me. It is clear that one group may have been trying to get into the BCCI. Hence the attack."

Srinivasan has been under pressure to resign his post since Meiyappan - his son-in-law who is an official of Chennai Super Kings, the IPL franchise owned by India Cements, a company that Srinivasan is managing director of - was arrested a couple of weeks ago for alleged betting in the IPL.

Srinivasan pointed out that he was not personally under the police's scanner. "No charge has been stated against me," he said.

On June 2, following an emergency meeting of the BCCI's working committee in Chennai, Srinivasan had temporarily handed over the duties of board president to Jagmohan Dalmiya.

Dalmiya, a former BCCI president himself, is likely to head the board for four to six weeks, while the committee consisting of two retired Tamil Nadu High Court judges looks into the allegations of corruption against Meiyappan, India Cements and Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd, the owner of the other IPL franchise involved in the controversy, Rajasthan Royals.