Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Srinivasan out from ICC Post

Srinivasan out from ICC Post

 Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, 9th November 2015, appointed its president Shashank Manohar as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and removed incumbent N. Srinivasan for the rest of the term.
Srinivasan, who was elected for a two-year term, was scheduled to head the ICC till June 2016. The decision to replace him with Manohar was taken at the board's Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on Monday. Srinivasan's position as the president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is also under the scanner.

"BCCI's representative to ICC will be Manohar. He will take over as the ICC chairman. All members of the BCCI are unanimous to the decision taken and will work
transparently in the upcoming days. Everybody in the meeting spoke about clean and clear work in the board," BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said.

Manohar said that to look into the complaints regarding conflict of interest, former Chief Justice of India A.P. Shah has been appointed.

India cricket team director Ravi Shastri has been removed from the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council. However, he will continue to be team India director until the World Twenty20 in March 2016 in India.

The earlier Governing Council had 13 members but BCCI has trimmed it down. The new members in the Governing Council include Ajay Shirke, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sourav Ganguly and Rajeev Shukla (who remains chairman).

The BCCI AGM also decided to remove Anil Kumble from the technical committee of the board and have appointed Ganguly as the chairman. Kumble is now a TV commentator while Ganguly, president of Cricket Association of Bengal.

Srinivasan, whose company India Cements  owned Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), ran into trouble due to a series of controversies over bribery and spot fixing in the IPL as he was charged with conflict of interest by the Supreme Court.

The former BCCI president's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan -- the team principal of CSK -- was indicted for being involved in betting and spot fixing. He was banned for life from all cricket related activities.

The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee also suspended CSK and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL for two years.

The BCCI president mentioned there will be 12 Tests conducted at home in 2016, adding that Pune, Vizag, Ranchi, Rajkot, Indore and Dharmasala were the six venues which were given Test status.

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