Mumbai, Nov 9: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today removed N Srinivasan as International Cricket Council's (ICC) chairman. The decision was taken at the Indian cricket board's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.
BCCI president Shashank Manohar will replace Srinivasan. He will complete the remaining term, which ends in June 2016. Manohar will represent BCCI at ICC and in his absence Sharad Pawar will attend ICC meetings.
"Mr.Shashank Manohar will be the BCCI representative at the ICC. Mr.Sharad Pawar will represent BCCI in his absence," BCCI said.
Srinivasan was chosen as ICC's first ever chairman for a 2-year period in June 2014. At the time, he was suspended by Supreme Court as BCCI president following spot-fixing, betting controversies in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
After taking over as ICC chairman Srinivasan had said, "It is an honour to be confirmed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council. I will leave no stone unturned in trying to strengthen the pillars and foundations of our sport, both on and off the field. I want to ensure that cricket retains and grows its popularity, and that the ICC plays a leading role in this global growth.
"I want to see more strong teams in international cricket. For this to be achieved, we all need to work hard to develop local talent in our countries. Naturally, there will be more support to those who first show they can help themselves.
"The ICC is a Members' organisation and the pathway is now there for any Member to play Test cricket or in the major ICC events if it performs well enough over a sustained period of time."
Srinivasan was nominated by BCCI in June 2014 for ICC chairmanship. However, now BCCI decided to withdraw support. With the latest setback, Srinivasan's position in Indian cricket has further weakened. However, he continues to be the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).