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Srinivasan says he consulted Pawar before buying CSK

December 01, 2014 16:34 IST

Narayanswami Srinivasan (left) with BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla. Photograph: BCCI

Narayanswami Srinivasan told the Supreme Court on Monday that he is not at fault in the conflict of interest issue, as he had consulted former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sharad Pawar before buying the Chennai Super Kings franchise in 2008.

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Srinivasan said he sought Pawar's opinion before he bid for the CSK and was told that since the BCCI is a private company there would be no issue.

His counsel, Kapil Sibal, who appeared on his behalf in the Supreme Court for the hearing in the IPl betting and spot-xing case, said the BCCI's president-in-exile had done nothing wrong and had, in fact, taken immediate action against his son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, after allegations were made against him and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal.

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The hearing in the IPL fixing scandal was adjourned to December 8.

Earlier in the day, when Srinivasan was asked about Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he made it clear made it clear that the India captain, who also leads Chennai Super Kings, would not be asked to resign despite questions about conflict of interest being raised against him.