New Delhi: In a bid to restore its reputation hit by corruption scandals, the world soccer governing body FIFA has decided to end the tainted "executive committee" name of its ruling panel on 26 April.
According to The Associated Press, FIFA published the agenda on Wednesday for its special election congress on 26 February which confirms the proposed rebrand to a "Fifa council" with less decision-making power.
The report added that changes to Fifa statutes, including reforms agreed by the executive committee this month, take effect 60 days after they are formally voted through by the congress of 209 member federations in February.
The drastic move has been taken since the so-called ExCo has become symbolic of FIFA's reputation for corruption.
After Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were banned for eight years on Monday, 14 of the 24-man ExCo from 2010 are now sanctioned or under investigation by FIFA's ethics committee, or indicted by the US Department of Justice.