N Srinivasan likely to lose ICC post to Shashank Manohar

A consensus among board members, in favour of Shashank Manohar taking over as ICC chief, is expected to be reached at their AGM on Nov 9.

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: November 2, 2015 1:57 pm
ICC, ICC chairman, N Srinivasan, BCCI, Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, L Sivaramakrishnan, BCCI president, Shashank Manohar, cricket, cricket news N Srinivasan became the first ICC chairman after the 2014 revamp of the world body, with a two-year term, but it’s the prerogative of the cricket board to decide its representative.

THE UPHEAVAL triggered by the change of guard at the BCCI is set to continue with N Srinivasan to be replaced as ICC chairman, and high-profile commentators such as Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and L Sivaramakrishnan likely to lose their board contracts.

A consensus among board members, in favour of new BCCI president Shashank Manohar taking over as ICC chief, is expected to be reached at their annual general meeting in Mumbai on November 9.

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A decision on scrapping the commentary contracts, which made it mandatory for the official broadcaster to hire Gavaskar, Shastri and Sivaramakrishnan, is also likely to be taken at the Mumbai meeting. Shastri is currently engaged in a different role as the Indian team’s director.

A top BCCI official said, “After Jagmohan Dalmiya’s death and the change at the top, equations within the BCCI have changed. The secretary Anurag Thakur and president Manohar now enjoy the numbers. Of late, the secretary and president haven’t been happy with the way Srinivasan has been representing BCCI at the ICC.”

There has been talk that there was a difference of opinion between the ICC chairman and the BCCI’s top officials about the venues of the World T20 Championship in India next year.

Srinivasan became the first ICC chairman after the 2014 revamp of the world body, with a two-year term, but it’s the prerogative of the cricket board to decide its representative.

If Manohar’s name is accepted by all members, which seems a formality, the new board president will serve as the ICC chairman till June 2016. In case Srinivasan is withdrawn from the ICC, the Chennai administrator will cease to be a significant player in Indian cricket affairs for the first time in a decade.

“This could end the Srinivasan era, for now. But in BCCI, things can always change,” said the official.

On the issue of commentators, the BCCI is mulling the idea of going back to its old policy of giving broadcasters the option of deciding the commentators and their contracts.

In other changes, the BCCI has scrapped its legal team and is expected to hire a firm to represent them in various court cases.

Besides, the IPL governing council, which is likely to meet on November 8, is expected to look into the tender process to invite two new teams for the next two years to replace Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, which have been suspended for alleged violation of norms.

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    Desy girl
    Nov 2, 2015 at 2:25 pm
    It will be big change .
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      Bobby Sandhu
      Nov 2, 2015 at 7:48 am
      Move parasites like Srinivasan, Shastri 'n company as far away as possible to take Indian cricket in the right direction.
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        C K
        Nov 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm
        Now Cricket is saved. Now we should save Nation by kicking Congress out of India
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          haq
          Nov 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm
          Srinivasan gavaskar shastri siva are parasites and chamchas of srinivasan need to be booted out
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            thistooshallpass
            Nov 2, 2015 at 8:35 am
            Is this true? Can Gavaskar, Siva and Shastri be removed as commentators? What wonderful news. Thank you BCCI for instilling common sense in yourselves.
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