Mumbai - Narayanaswami Srinivasan was
removed as International Cricket Council chairperson on Monday after his home
board announced it was withdrawing its support, following scandals embroiling
the sport in India.
Srinivasan will be replaced as head of the
sport's world governing body by Shashank Manohar, president of the Board of
Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), an official said.
"The BCCI representative to the ICC
will be Shashank Manohar," BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur told reporters
after the board's annual general meeting in Mumbai.
"And by virtue of being the board's
representative to the ICC he will take over as the ICC chief."
Srinivasan became head of the ICC in June
last year for two years after being nominated by the BCCI as India's
Srinivasan, 70, stood down as BCCI chief
after the Supreme Court last year found him guilty of conflict of interest
issues regarding his ownership of the Chennai Super Kings team in the glitzy
Indian Premier League.
Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyapppan
was also found guilty of illegal betting while serving as team principal at the
Chennai Super Kings and banned from all cricket-related activities.
A Supreme Court panel also suspended
Chennai Super Kings and another IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals, from the
Twenty20 league for two years due to misconduct by its officials.
ICC rules say that an administrator who is
removed by his home board cannot serve in the world governing body, which
effectively ends Srinivasan's tenure immediately.
Manohar, asked if he was satisfied at the
development, said: "There is no question of satisfaction because I never
aspired to this."
The top post will be handed over to England
in 2016 for two years, followed by a representative from Australia.