New Delhi, India (BBN)-N Srinivasan was on Monday dethroned as the ICC chairman after the BCCI decided to recall him and nominate its recently-elected President Shashank Manohar as the chief of cricket’s world governing body.
The decision to remove Srinivasan was taken at the BCCI’s 86th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai, virtually signalling the end of his hold on Indian cricket, reports the PTI.
NDTV reported that Roger Binny was removed from the Team India selection committee due to a conflict of interest. Binny’s son, Stuart, currently plays for the Indian team.
Binny will be replaced by MSK Prasad from the South zone. Gagan Khoda is the other new member of the selection committee, chosen to replace Rajinder Singh Hans.
Ravi Shastri was removed from the IPL governing council, which was reduced to five members, due to the conflict of interest stemming from his role as team director.
Rajeev Sukla was retained as IPL chairman.
Former India captain and current Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly will replace Anil Kumble as the chairman of BCCI’s technical committee.
The BCCI also named Visakhapatnam, Ranchi, Indore, Pune and Rajkot as the five new venues for hosting Test cricket.
The tenure of Srinivasan, who took over in June last year, was due to end next year in the same month and the remainder of the term will now be completed by Manohar as it is India’s turn to hold the top position.
It is learnt that the resolution favouring replacing Srinivasan with Manohar was passed at the AGM.
In case Manohar cannot attend the ICC meetings, Sharad Pawar will be India’s representative.
The Tamil Nadu strongman will thus lose his grip on Indian cricket for good after having already been ousted as the BCCI president owing to the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was held guilty on charges of betting.
Although Srinivasan was not personally indicted for the damaging scandal, the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha committee had chided him for not acting on the elements which corrupted the IPL.
With his sacking as ICC chairman, Srinivasan now only remains the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
His company India Cements had owned the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, which was suspended for two years after its officials were held guilty of betting.