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Srinivasan to contest re-election

New Delhi, Sept 19 : N. Srinivasan, who had earlier stepped down as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief, on Thursday said he will seek re-election as president of the cricket body.


Srinivasan is in exile due to court cases against him and his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

He is finishing a two-year term and can seek a year's extension at the BCCI annual general meeting in Chennai on Sept 29.

In order to win back his position, Srinivasan will need 16 votes at the AGM.

The president is elected at the BCCI's AGM with each of the 30 affiliates of the BCCI getting a vote. The outgoing president also has a vote as the chairman of the meeting.

Srinivasan's name was dragged in the IPL spot fixing scam after his son-in-law and CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan's name cropped up in investigations into betting during the sixth season of the cash rich cricket league held in April-May this year.

The BCCI last month moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order terming its panel formed to probe the spot-fixing scam as "unconstitutional and illegal".

The two-member internal probe panel, comprising former judges T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian, had exonerated both Raj Kundra and Meiyappan in their report.

The lid was blown off the IPL scam after Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - were arrested along with 11 bookies from Mumbai on May 16 for their role in spot-fixing in the ongoing tournament.

--IBNS (Posted on 19-09-2013)

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