New Delhi, November 4: The International Cricket Council is all set to have a new chairman, with the Board for Control of Cricket in India likely to replace N. Srinivasan with its current chief Shashank Manohar.
Srinivasan the first chairman of cricket's governing body. BCCI's latest move to replace its former chief will prematurely end his two-year tenure as ICC chairman.
"Most of the BCCI members have expressed their desire to remove Srinivasan to Manohar, who had stepped up the drive to stamp out conflict of interest issues one of Srinivasan's main stumbling blocks in Indian cricket since taking over as president."
Manohar is known to be a fierce critic of his one-time colleague. In July this year, he said: “Srinivasan should have stepped down (as BCCI president) in 2013; no individual is ahead of the institution and he too is the root of all scandals and should immediately step down from his position as chairman of the ICC.” Even before his unanimous election as BCCI president last month, top officials within the board were considering Manohar as a possible candidate to replace Srinivasan at the ICC.
Srinivasan first entered cricket administration in 2002, when he was elected the president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). He entered the BCCI in 2005, when he was elected its treasurer. Three years later, in 2008, Srinivasan served as BCCI secretary before being elected president between 2011 and 2013. Srinivasan's tenure as BCCI president has been controversial, with allegations of conflict of interest coming to the fore. He also was engulfed in the 2013 IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, which involved his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan.