Srini maintains his ‘conscience is clear’

New Delhi :  Maintaining firmly that his “conscience is clear”, new ICC chairman N Srinivasan said he has “done nothing to tarnish the image of the game” and will speak out once the Probe Committee headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal tables the final report.

“Let the report come out and I will speak. At this point, I am at a disadvantage. I would like to say one thing. My conscience is clear. I have not done anything to tarnish the game, bring disrepute or done anything wrong. I do hope that this will come out cleanly. When there is something before he court, I don’t want to say anything more,” Srinivasan said.

Srinivasan reiterated that he has himself “stepped aside” from functioning as the BCCI president and does not interefere or intervene in its activities. “I have stepped aside and I don’t have a habit of going inside and poking my nose,” he told NDTV.

He was sarcastic when asked about the never-ending controversy of his “conflict of interest”. “What is conflict of interest? This is now going on for many years.”

The ICC chairman justified why BCCI was right in demanding greater share of the ICC pie. “For almost 70 years, England and Australia have had a veto. It’s only in the late 90’s, it’s changed. The impression that power is vested within three countries is not quite correct. It’s just that three countries will assume greater responsibility.”

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