Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar has come down heavily on the incumbent President N Srinivasan.
"Srinivasan has no right to continue as president. If you had the slightest of conscience, self-esteem and care for the board, you ought to have put in your papers the moment your son-in-law was arrested. You did nothing and as a result the board's reputation has taken a hit to the extent that the people have lost faith in this board," he told the Mumbai Mirror.
Manohar also claimed that interim BCCI President, Jagmohan Dalmiya, had requested him to contest for the post of BCCI President. However, Manohar could not find any proposer or seconder from South Zone.
He also lamented that Srinivasan had tarnished the image of the BCCI. "This board has been built over the years by very many people but its reputation has been damaged by this man in a span of four months," he said.
Manohar rubbished Srinivasan's claim that Gurunath Meiyappan was merely a cricket enthusiast. "There is a lot of evidence of Meiyappan being the team principal (of Chennai Super Kings). The truth will come out. I don't have to state this. It is a fact. He has been charge-sheeted and the law will take its own course, but the evidence is very much there."