Srinivasan: My conscience is very clear

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New ICC chairman N Srinivasan says he has no problem with taking over the governing body of the sport, despite being suspended by his home board in India and being investigated on charges of corruption.

New ICC chairman N Srinivasan says he has no problem with taking over the governing body of the sport, despite being suspended by his home board in India and being investigated on charges of corruption.

Srinivasan was confirmed on Thursday as the chairman, as part of the deal with the Big Three nations of India, Australia and England, who now run the International Cricket COuncil, for all intents and purposes.

He said he has stepped down from the BCCI's leadership of his own volition, not suspended, and that the court case into IPL corruption involved his son-in-law, not him, and he had a 'clear'conscience'.

He said: "The (Supreme Court) committee made a report which did not involve me, but they had been given a sealed envelope in which they said there were some unsubstantiated, unverified allegations made by some people, which the Court is looking into.

"I said I'll voluntarily step aside (as BCCI president) during that period. Now, as far as I'm concerned, I have done nothing wrong.

"There is no wrongdoing on my part and therefore my conscience is very clear that there is no taint on me.

"My son-in-law, there are some charges against him. He has to defend himself in court. It's a question of it's going to be proved or not proved, but that's up to him.

"I think you have to wait until everything is clear at the end of the day. If nothing is proved, I think all this comment would have been unfair."

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