BCCI removes Srinivasan as ICC chairman

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to remove its former chief N. Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) replace him with another candidate till the end of the current term.

Srinivasan, who was elected for a two-year term, was scheduled to head the ICC till June next year. Current BCCI president Shashank Manohar is likely to take over as ICC chairman for the rest of the term. The decision was taken at the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on Monday.

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Srinivasan’s position as the president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is also under the scanner.

Srinivasan, whose company India Cements owned Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), ran into trouble due to a series of controversies over bribery and match fixing in the IPL as he was charged with conflict of interest by the Supreme Court.

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The former BCCI president’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan — the team principal of CSK — was indicted for being involved in betting and spot-fixing. He was banned for life from all cricket related activities.

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The Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha committee also suspended CSK and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL for two years.

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