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N Srinivasan decided to play the ‘good boy’ yet again. Or probably the ‘good father’ who would be a disciplinarian to get the house back in order. But he didn’t. His version of defence to the Supreme Court with relation to the Indian Premier league (IPL) spot-fixing on Monday was, “I acted with speed when I got to know about allegations against my son – in- law. BCCI launched a complaint against Meiyappan and Raj Kundra,” he told the apex court”. But the question is how the probe was exactly conducted. Also Read - IND vs SA: Blow For Team India, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill Likely to Miss South Africa Tour Due to Injury | Report
Yet again, N Srinivasan puts up a laughable defence as he says he did everything he could to clear the Indian Premier League (IPL) from the spot-fixing mess. If indeed memory serves all of us right, if indeed the live footage and YouTube links aren’t tampered with in Oceans 11 style, it was Srinivasan who had said that Gurunath Meiyappan had no role assigned in the 2013 Chennai Super kings (CSK) and that he was merely a ‘cricket enthusiast’. Within minutes of his statement, Meiyappan’s Twitter bio took a drastic change. Also Read - Virat Kohli Worships Test Cricket Even With the Amount Of ODI Cricket India Plays, Then IPL: Ravi Shastri
The statement today stands in complete contrast with what the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee had to submit through its findings in the report to the Supreme Court. The probe had also stated that the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan had not acted upon the allegations made on players and officials involved in the spot-fixing scandal.
However, the current ICC president N Srinivasan, through his lawyer Kapil Sibal declined all allegations against him as false. Meanwhile, in another event in Chennai today, Srinivasan held firm that the image of Indian cricket has not et been tarnished. If not yet, then there are surely worse days to come. The case has been adjourned an the next hearing is slated for December 8 and 9.