Report9 : Former BCCI President N Srinivasan has been removed from his post as ICC chairman and will be replaced by current BCCI President Shashank Manohar, the board confirmed on Monday.
The BCCI took the decision at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Monday. With this, Srinivasan’s association with international cricket comes to an end.
Srinivasan has been a controversial figure ever since his conflict of interest as the BCCI boss and an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owner came to light, followed by the ugly IPL spot-fixing and betting case in 2013, which found his son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, guilty.
BCCI, according to sources, has already shot off a letter to the ICC stating the fact that the BCCI has decided to withdraw Srinivasan as a representative in the ICC, in effect terminating his tenure as the chairman of the ICC.
Manohar is going to be BCCI’s representative in the ICC as far as the ICC chairman-ship is concerned. Interestingly, Sharad Pawar, who is a also a former BCCI and ICC president. has been appointed as the additional director.
It, in effect, means Pawar will attend all the ICC meetings as and when Manohar is not able to go due to all responsibilities he has with regards to day-to-day running of the board.
Manohar has come out with a 29-point agenda, which aims at removing conflict of interest at all levels within the BCCI.
Also according to Manohar’s agenda, cricketers on the payroll of the BCCI or holding contracts with BCCI shall not be on any BCCI committees, including the IPL Governing Council. This directly applies to Ravi Shastri who is on the payrolls of the BCCI since he is the Taam Director. So he has also been removed from the IPL Governing Council.