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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have confirmed that president Shashank Manohar will replace Narayanaswami Srinivasan as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) until June 2016.
The move comes after the BCCI decided to remove Srinivasan from the post during the recent annual general meeting.
However, the ICC have yet to confirm the change as they are waiting for the BCCI to send an official statement.
“Mr.Shashank Manohar will be the BCCI representative at the ICC,” the BCCI said via their Twitter account on Monday.
Should Manohar be unable to attend any ICC meetings, Sharad Pawar, who used to be an ICC president, will take his place.
The move to remove Srinivasan is an attempt by the BCCI to clean up its image following the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) match-fixing scandal, in which Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were banned for life by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha committee for allegedly contacting bookies and providing them with team information.