Have not done anything to tarnish cricket, says Srinivasan

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 03, 2014 16:10 hrs

Chennai: Newly elected chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), N Srinivasan, who is also the BCCI boss in exile courtesy a Supreme Court order, on Thursday told a news channel that he is fully committed to weed out corruption from cricket and that his conscience is clear since he has done nothing to malign the game.

"The code of ethics is being updated and players have started reporting the slightest approach. It is a step in the right direction but it is going to be a gradual step," Mr Srinivasan told NDTV. "ICC has done a good job in educating people and helping them learn more about how to avoid corrupt elements," he added.

The ICC chairman, however, admitted the limitations of cracking down on corruption through the anti-corruption unit of the ICC, "ICC's effort is to make cricket 100% clean but ICC's anti-corruption unit does not enjoy the same powers as law enforcing agencies around the world do. We will continue our fight though."

The Supreme Court had in March termed Mr Srinivasan heading the BCCI even as the IPL spot-fixing probe was on as 'nauseating'. He is involed in a bitter legal imbroglio that is challenging the conflict of interest of his owning an IPL team through India Cements and at the same time being the BCCI president.

Mr Srinivasan chose not to comment of the allegations against him, especially when he has been named by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee in a report submitted to the apex court on IPL corruption.

"There are certain matters in the court and I can't speak on them. I have not done anything to bring disrepute or tarnish the game. I stepped aside as BCCI chief and I didn't go back to poke my nose after that." the Tamil Nadu businessman told NDTV.

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