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Srinivasan booed by Eden Gardens crowd

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, May 27, 2013 04:06 hrs
Spot fixing: Srinivasan rules out resignation

Kolkata: Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan, facing calls for his ouster in the wake of the arrest of his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings chief executive officer Gurunath Meiyappan in the spot fixing scandal, was booed by the crowd at the Eden Gardens after the Indian Premier League final Sunday.

The moment of embarrassment for Srinivasan came when anchor Ravi Shastri introduced him to the crowd at the prize distribution ceremony.

Srinivasan, however, looked unfazed.

The BCCI chief also put an end to speculation on whether he would hand the IPL trophy to the winners, by doing the honours before the packed Eden Gardens.

Earlier Sunday, Srinivasan had refused to step down, saying, "I will not shirk my duty... the BCCI will act without fear or favour to investigate, and if the circumstances so warrant punish any player, match official, team management or franchise that have breached BCCI or IPL regulations."

Saying the media has been "unfair" in its attack, Srinivasan termed as untrue media reports of a "revolt in the BCCI" and said there was unity in the board.

"I have not been asked by anybody to resign, to the contrary, my support is complete and I refuse to yield to unfair and motivated attacks. I intend to continue my duties as president of the BCCI," Srinivasan said.

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