New Delhi: When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) meets in Mumbai on November 9, it is likely to set some major changes in motion.
According to a report in the Indian Express, N Srinivasan will be replaced by board president Shashank Manohar as ICC chairman, while the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and L Sivaramakrishnan are set to lose their commentary, as board officials meet at the AGM next week.
“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 In case Srinivasan is withdrawn from the ICC, the Chennai administrator will cease to be a significant player in Indian cricket affairs for the first time in a decade.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.
BCCI is considering the option of reverting back to its previous policy of allowing broadcasters to select commentators.
The Indian board has also done away with its legal team and is set to hire a firm to look into their court cases.