I am going to contest BCCI elections, says defiant N Srinivasan

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Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 17:39 [IST]
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Will contest BCCI elections: Srinivasan

Mumbai, Sep 19: BCCI president N Srinivasan continues to remain defiant. On Thursday, he announced he will seek re-election as the Indian cricket board's chief at the AGM on September 29.

Srinivasan had stepped aside as BCCI president after pressure was mounted on him by the office bearers of the board following the spot-fixing and betting scandal that rocked Indian Premier League (IPL). His son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested by police for his alleged betting on IPL matches.

Jagmohan Dalmiya was appointed interim chief of BCCI. However, Srinivasan attended several meetings including the chairing disciplinary committee meet where S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were handed life bans.

Amidst all these controversies, Srinivasan continues to remain defiant.

"I am going to stand (for re-election as president). You are press, all of you are giving the numbers (in support and against me)," said Srinivasan after attending BCCI's marketing committee meeting here in Mumbai.

Srinivasan will see election to BCCI president office for the third year running. Recently, he called a meeting with south associations to seek support for his re-election.

There were reports that former BCCI president Shashank Manohar might contest against Srinivasan.


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