He, however, refused to answer any question on his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, accused in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scandal.
"Most certainly, I would not have taken up the position if I felt otherwise. And, as I said in the beginning, I stand for what I do. If I have done something wrong, yes, my conscience would not permit me. But in this case it was not so that is what I said in the very beginning," Srinivasan told Times Now in an interview.
"If this is the road we want to travel, then in a sense we differ (from each other) then. If that is your view, you are entitled to that," he added.
Srinivasan was clearly uncomfortable taking questions on Meiyappan, a former team principal of Chennai Super Kings, owned by his company India Cements, and at one point also wanted to walk off from the interview given to a news channel.
Asked about the shoddy probe by the two-member panel set up by BCCI, Srinivasan said: "I cannot answer it because the panel was set up after I had stepped aside as the president. I was not even part of the probe panel. The report was submitted to the working committee and I was not even part of it."
Srinivasan also refused to comment whether the image of cricket in India has taken a beating after the betting and the spot-fixing scandal in the IPL.
"I don't agree that people had any anger against me. I can only say that I was attacked savagely by the media. For 12-13 days, I was on the front page of the newspapers and some 81 articles were written about me. Am I that important?" he asked.
Srinivasan Tuesday was allowed by the Supreme Court to take over as the BCCI president. The apex court also set up a three-member panel, headed by Mukul Mudgal, former retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to look into allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the IPL and submit the report in four months.
--IANS (Posted on 10-10-2013)