Kolkata, May 30: Former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on May 29 remained evasive on the mounting demand for the resignation of Cricket Board chief N Srinivasan but also dismissed reports that he had advised him not to resign.
"Who am I to say this or that ? I have nothing to do. Why will one listen to me?," he said in reply to a volley of questions on whether he would ask Srinivsan to quit in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the IPL.
"This is a golden opportunity to clean cricket. Dirt in cricket has gone down deep and no one is bothered," he said about the current scandals surrounding Indian cricket.
"Instead of asking Srinivasan to resign, clean cricket. If people are serious, they should use this opportunity and cricket can be cleaned," the CAB president said.
Asked about the appointment of a three-member commission to go into the current allegations, he said it is "very very good".
Replying to a question about media reports that he had backed Srinivasan after his Saturday dinner, Dalmiya said it is "nonsense" that I have asked him not to resign.
"I am not defending anybody". "It makes me really allergic. I have not taken sides on Srinivasan resigning or anyone's side. I have not spoken to anyone on the issue, not even Srinivasan. This matter was not discussed in the Saturday dinner party."
He said he had not taken a stand and he would discuss all the issues with his colleagues in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).