India Cricket : What N Srinivasan Said, Really Meant and Definitely Did Not

Linus FernandesAnalyst IISeptember 9, 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 19:  N. Srinivasan (C), the BCCI Secretary and the owner of Chennai Super Kings team attends the Indian Premier League Auction 2010 on January 19, 2010 in Mumbai, India.  (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)
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 What he said:

"We were taken for a ride. I know we cannot plead before you that we did not know all this was happening. Your question would be, were you not vigilant? What did you do? I am sorry, sir, there is no defence for me. No defence in front of you. So, I am not pleading that at all. We just put our heads down."

N Srinivasan, BCCI Secretary and owner of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), claims that he and his colleagues were hoodwinked by ex-IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

His remarks were made to Parliament’s Standing Committee on finance  when it was discovered that all cheques were signed by Srinivasan—then treasurer—and his successor, MP Pandove.

N Srinivasan's appointment as BCCI President has been conditionally cleared by the Supreme Court of India.

What he really meant:

“So what if I’m MD of India Cements. Lalit Modi outsmarted us. Believe us, we’re innocents.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“The IPL Governing Council was farcical.”