As per a report in the Indian Express, Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar is all set to replace N Srinivasan as the ICC chairman.
The BCCI meeting, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on November 9, is expected to set some major changes in motion. According to the report, Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and L Sivaramakrishnan are also set to lose their commentary.
“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 In case Srinivasan is withdrawn from the ICC, the Chennai administrator will cease to be a significant player in Indian cricket affairs for the first time in a decade.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,” a board official told the newspaper.