Shashank Manohar replaced N. Srinivasan, as the Indian Cricket Council (ICC) chairman.
The decision of removing Srinivasan was taken at the BCCI’s 86th Annual General Meeting held today, virtually signalling the end of his hold on Indian cricket.
N. Srinivasan took over the responsibilities as the chairman, in last year June and his tenure is supposed to end in the next year June. So, as Srinivasan is replaced with Manohar, the remaining tenure of the former, would be completed by Manohar, as it is India’s turn to hold the position.
This resolution was taken at the AGM. Sharad Pawar will be India’s representative, if at all Manohar could not attend the ICC meetings.
Srinivasan will thus lose his grip on Indian cricket for good after having already been cornered in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, was held guilty of betting charges.
Though Srinivasan was not personally involved in the scandal, he was cornered by Supreme Court-appointed R.M. Lodha committee, for not acting on the elements which corrupted the IPL.
After stepping down from ICC chairman post, “Srinivasan is now remained with the post of 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.
By Phani Ch