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Board reconfirms Srini for ICC post

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has sent a final confirmation to the world body, intimating that its effectively-suspended president, Narayanswamy Srinivasan, will be the candidate to head the ICC. Srinivasan will officially take charge as the first-ever chairman of the all-powerful ICC board on June 29 in Melbourne, after the completion of its six-day annual conference starting June 23.

“The BCCI needed to send a re-confirmation of who will be their candidate for the post of chairman of the ICC board. The name of Srinivasan was decided in February itself, but as per ICC norms, we needed to send a re-confirmation a week before the start of the annual conference. Accordingly, we have sent Srinivasan’s name for the chairman’s post,” a senior BCCI office-bearer said.

As per the agenda, on June 26, which is the fourth day of the annual conference in Melbourne, the full council is expected to approve amendments to the ICC constitution, which were agreed upon by the ICC board in its February 8 meeting in Singapore. It will also confirm Srinivasan’s appointment to head the primary decision-making body.

“As per the decisions taken during the Singapore meeting, it was agreed that the post of the ICC chairman should be created in the ICC constitution. In line with that decision, an amendment has been made, but needs to go through the full council before it is adopted,” the official said.