Back as the BCCI president after a Supreme Court ruling,under-fire N Srinivasan today said that his conscience was clear and he did not quit his post despite calls for his ouster since he has done nothing wrong. 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 said. 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. …You have to understand that I did not get involved into the investigation on Gurunath. When this issue was raked up,I had stepped aside. These two judges were appointed by the BCCI after I had stepped aside. I did not appoint the committee. I was not the BCCI president then, Srinivasan said. The probe panel was formed by the BCCI Working Committee when I was not present. I did not even see the report. When I said I stepped aside,I mean I stepped aside completely. I did not have access to the report, he said.
Captain responsible for tampering: ICC
The captain will be held responsible if an umpire doesn’t witness ball tampering during an international match,according to the ICC’s new playing conditions which came into effect on Tuesday.
The International Cricket Council says in a statement,if an umpire spots a change in the condition of the ball,he will issue a first and final warning to the captain and the ball will be changed. In case the condition of the ball is changed again,the bowling team will face five-run penalty and umpires will not only change the ball again but the captain will be held responsible and reported.