Shashank Manohar replaces N Srinivasan as ICC chairman

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Narayanswami Srinivasan has been ingloriouosly removed from the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman at the board’s annual general meeting (AGM) held in Mumbai on 9 November.

Srinivasan was elected for a two-year term and his tenure will be completed by incumbent BCCI president Shashank Manohar who will head ICC till June 2016.

In recent times, Srinivasan’s control over cricket administration had increasingly become weaker after the Supreme Court charged him for conflict of interest.

Srinivasan is now left with just one position as head of a cricket body. He is still the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. Srinivasan’s company India Cements had owned tainted IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

It been stated earlier that Shashank Manohar and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Sharad Pawar were the candidates to be nominated to become the next ICC chief.

Moreover, In case, Manohar cannot attend the ICC meetings, MCA president and former BCCI and ICC president and NCP stalwart Sharad Pawar will be India’s representative.

With the soon-to-be-delivered recommendations over governance reforms by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee hanging over them, the Board members are all set to clear the way for this pathbreaking move by Shashank Manohar after being re-elected as the BCCI president last month.

The AGM, postponed by more than a month from its normal late September date, is likely to pt in place compliance protocols to the Conflict of Interest regulations in the wake of SC’s direction in this matter. But Manohar will need all negotiating skills at his disposal to get it passed without diluting the reach and scope of the Conflict of Interest Clause. Roger Binny has been removed as one of the selectors as his son, Stuart Binny, ;plays for Team India. The BCCI is also look into the Ravi Shastri-Mumbai curator fisaco. Also he hjas been removed from the Indian Premier League Governing Council.

Meanwhile, Srinivasan has not attended the AGM and Tamil Nadu CA was represented by vice-president PS Raman. If the BCCI does change the chairperson, the new name will be forwarded to the ICC thus ending Srinivasan’s hold on the board, said sources.

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