MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has decided to replace the current ICC Chairperson N Srinivasan with the ongoing BCCI President Shashank Manohar. The decision to drop Srinivasan comes after the conclusion of the BCCI’s Annual general meeting held in Mumbai.
Another major decision taken by the BCCI is the the exclusion of former Indian player and the current Team India manager Ravi Shashtri as a member of the IPL governing council. The BCCI said that the decision has been taken on the issues of conflict of interest.
Earlier, the BCCI had also removed Rogers Binny from the Selection Committee citing conflict of interest as a reason. Rogers Binny is the father of the all-rounder Stuart Binny, also part of the squad playing against South Africa.
Before the election of Shashank Monohar as the new BCCI president, N Srinivasan has been the commercial power holder of the BCCI. Appointments made under his regime were against the rule of conflict of interest. In fact, Srinivasan himself was the owner of an IPL team though the rules does not allow the members of the board to own a team in the IPL.
Noticing the special privileges enjoyed by N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court of India has charged him for conflict of interest and also recommended the formation of a SIT to investigate into the IPL betting scandal.
Following the recommendations of the SIT, the Supreme court of India has directed the BCCI to suspend Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the two teams which have allegedly involved in betting.
With his removal as the ICC Chairperson, N Srinivasan will now remain only as the Tamil Nadu Cricket Board’s president., the NDTV Reported.
The BCCI has decided for the constitution of two new teams to replace the suspended Chennai and Rajasthan teams. Suspended team players will be available for auction to be held in a few weeks.