N Srinivasan has been sacked from his post of ICC chairman by BCCI, reports an English news channel. The decision was taken at the BCCI Annual General Meeting on Monday in Mumbai. Consequently, Shashank Manohar’s name has been put forward as new ICC chairman. As BCCI removed Srinivasan, the stranglehold over Indian and world cricket comes to an end.
Shashank Manohar will be the chairman for the remaining two years of N. Srinivasan’s tenure.
Srinivasan was elected for a two-year term. So, Manohar will head ICC’s Executive Committee till June 2016. As per protocol, respective Boards name a representative on the EX-Co.
The AGM was postponed by more than a month from its normal late September date. It was expected that the newly elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar would take strict action to clean up the BCCI’s mess which was created during N. Srinivasan’s tenure. The Supreme Court has recommended BCCI to take action against N. Srinivasan who was indulged in the conflict of interest.
Srinivasan did not attend the AGM and Tamil Nadu CA was to be represented by VPS Raman and the decision marks a complete end to Srinivasan’s hold in the Board.
Another important change in the proposed clause is about the BCCI president approving every team picked by the national selection panel.
According to the existing clause the president “shall approve the composition of the team selected by the selection Committee”, while the proposed clause reads, “The President, along with the Office Bearers, shall approve the composition of a team selected by the National Selection Committee from time to time.”
With his exit as ICC chairman, Srinivasan is now left with just one position as head of Tamil Nadu Cricket Board. Srinivasan’s company India Cements had owned tainted IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
MS Dhoni led IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings is now suspended for two years by the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee.
Srinivasan’s son-in-law Grurunath Meiyappan, who was the Team Director of CSK, was found guilty in betting and sharing team information. Meiyappan has been banned for life from cricket activities.
The heat was rising over Srinivasan after the Lodha committee suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
IPL Chief operating officer Sundar Raman resigned last week. Raman was known as a close confidant of Srinivasan, who controlled Indian cricket from 2008.