58-year-old Shashank Manohar on Sunday was formally elected as the BCCI president for the second…
t is learnt that the resolution favouring replacing Srinivasan with Manohar was passed at the AGM. In case, Manohar cannot attend the ICC meetings, Sharad Pawar will be India’s representative.
N Srinivasan, Ravi Shastri and Roger Binny have all been sacked N Srinivasan, Ravi Shastri and Roger Binny have all been sacked Getty Images
13:41 IST Monday, 9 November 2015
Visakhapatnam, Ranchi, Indore, Pune and Rajkot have been declared five new Test centres. Also, Rajeev Shukla to continue as IPL Chairman. Sourav Ganguly will no longer hold a commentary role.
13:23 IST Monday, 9 November 2015
Gagan Khoda and MSK Prasad are the new members in the selection committee, replacing Rajinder Singh Hans and Roger Binny. Sourav Ganguly replaces Anil Kumble as the Chairman of BCCI Technical committee.
13:02 IST Monday, 9 November 2015
PTI reports that Ravi Shastri has been fired from the IPL Governing Council, while Roger Binny has been sacked from the selector’s post due to conflict of interest issues. MSK Prasad will be appointed in his place.
12:32 IST Monday, 9 November 2015
N Srinivasan was on Monday dethroned as the ICC Chairman after the BCCI decided to recall him and nominate its recently-elected President Shashank Manohar as the chief of the world body.
The decision to remove Srinivasan was taken at the BCCI’s 86th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Monday, virtually signalling the end of his hold on Indian cricket. The tenure of Srinivasan, who took over in June last year, was to end next year in the same month and the remainder of the term would be completed by Manohar as it is India’s turn to hold the top position.
It is learnt that the resolution favouring replacing Srinivasan with Manohar was passed at the AGM.
The Tamil Nadu strongman will thus lose his grip on Indian cricket for good after having already been ousted as the BCCI President owing to the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was held guilty of betting charges.
Although Srinivasan was not personally indicted for the damaging scandal but the Supreme Court-appointed R M Lodha committee had chided him for not acting on the elements which corrupted the IPL.
With his sacking as ICC chairman, Srinivasan now only remains 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.
The AGM, which was postponed by more than a month from its normal late September date, is expected to put in place strict compliance protocols to the Conflict of Interest regulations in the wake of the Supreme Court’s cracking of the whip on this matter.
Another important change in the proposed clauses is about the BCCI president approving every team picked by the national selection panel. The existing clause says that the president “shall approve the composition of the team selected by the Selection Committee”, while the proposed clause reads,”The President, along with the Office Bearers, shall approve the composition of a team selected by the National Selection Committee from time to time.”