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I am innocent, must be reinstated as BCCI chief: N Srinivasan requests Supreme Court

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New Delhi: BCCI chief in-exile N Srinivasan, who is under the scanner for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing case, on Friday said that since he is proven innocent, he must be reinstated at the BCCI chief.

Srinivasan said that he had voluntarilty stepped aside as the BCCI chief and now that the apex court had set him free of all fixing charges, he must be allowed to resume his duties.

Srinivasan had stepped down as the BCCI chief in June this year while Jagmohan Dalmiya, a former BCCI president and current head of the Cricket Association of Bengal, ran the daily affairs of the board.

Srinivasan mentioned the above details in his affidavit to the Supreme Court on Friday.

Yesterday, the BCCI filed an affidavit to contest the Justice Mudgal panel’s finding that its president in-exile N Srinivasan and four other board officials were aware of a player’s code of conduct violation but did not act on it.

In the affidavit, the BCCI refuted the Mudgal committee finding that no action was taken against a player, known as the Individual 3 in the report, for his misconduct, saying he was “reprimanded”.

The affidavit said that Biswal, in the meeting, informed that the incident about “individual 3” (player) violating Players’ Code of Conduct was reported to the then BCCI president Shashank Manohar.

The BCCI said the nature of violation by the player was “minor” in nature and the player was “orally reprimanded”.

Along with the BCCI affidavit, Biswal also filed a separate affidavit explaining the entire episode.

The Mudgal Committee, which had submitted its report on November 17 had said that N Srinivasan, along with four other BCCI officials, was aware of the violation of the Players Code of Conduct by the player, but no action was taken by any of them.

The player was not named in the report.

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