"I have no knowledge. I don't know anything. How can I comment," Dalmiya said.

CBI names Srinivasan in Jagan chargesheet

However, a source close to Dalmiya said there was no need for the BCCI to come into the picture, as the matter related to business dealings and was not connected to the game of cricket.

"First of all it has happened in Hyderabad in relation to some business matters. Had the chargesheet been given in connection with some matters connected to cricket, like the betting and spot-fixing cases," sources quoted him as saying.

"But there is no connection to cricket. Why should the BCCI be dragged into it? Such things unrelated to cricket are unlikely to become an issue in Srinivasan presiding over the September 29 Annual General Meeting of the board or in his seeking another term in office," he said.

However, Cricket Association of Bengal treasurer Biswarup Dey said the BCCI's image will take a beating because of the chargesheet, though it was unlikely to affect his position in the board.

"Yes, such chargesheets given to one of its top officials affect the image of the board. It will also hurt Srinivasan's image. But will not adversely affect his (Srinivasan's) position in the board," Dey said.

The CBI chargesheet against Srinivasan relates to a corruption case involving YSR Congress party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

(Agencies)

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