Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has voiced his anger against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan and asked him to resign from his post to honour a moral responsibility, after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted by the Supreme Court-instituted Justice Mudgal committee report for direct involvement in an IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal that rocked the sport last year.
The Mudgal report had expressed concern over a conflict of interest on Srinivasan holding both BCCI chief post and ownership of an IPL franchise together and mentioned that it was a serious issue, which needed to be taken into consideration by the court. (Time to bury N Srinivasan's India Cements: Modi)
In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Modi said that it was very convenient to put the whole blame on the son-in-law in the case of Srinivasan but there was more to this story. "It is a moral responsibility for Mr Srinivasan to step down as BCCI chief. Srinivasan is directly involved in match-fixing, I have said it from day one. It is very convenient to put the blame on the son-in-law, the buck stops at Srinivasan," Lalit Modi told NDTV. (Highlights)