The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today decided that its new president Shashank Manohar would be its representative at the International Cricket Council (ICC), replacing controversial former BCCI chief N. Srinivasan, who is the current chairman of ICC.
The decision means that Mr. Manohar would replace Mr. Srinivasan for the remainder of the latter's term as ICC Chairman.
At its annual general meeting (AGM) here, the BCCI also decided that, in Mr. Manohar's absence, Mr. Sharad Pawar, also a former BCCI president and former ICC chief, would represent BCCI as an alternate in the ICC.
"The house placed on record contributions of Mr. N Srinivasan during his tenure at ICC Chairman," a press release from the BCCI said.
The meeting also aproved the BCCI rules on conflict of interest and decided that all complaints in this regard would be referred to an ombudsman, an independent authority appointed by the general body of the board.
Amendments proposed to the rules and regulations of the BCCI were approved unanimously, the release said.
The meeting approved six venues for hosting Test matches: Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium at Pune; Saurashtra Cricket Association’s Stadium at Rajkot; Andhra Cricket Association’s Stadium at Visakhapatnam; Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association’s Stadium at Dharamsala; Madhya Pradesh Cricklet Association’s Holkar Stadium at Indore; and Jharkhand State Cricket Association’s Stadium at Ranchi.
The Senior Selection Committee (Men) was recast, with Sandeep Patil continuing as chairman. The other members are Vikram Rathour, Saba Karim, MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda.
Venkatesh Prasad will be the chairman of the Junior Selection Committee – Junior Men. The other members are Rakesh Parikh, Gyanendra Pandey, Aman Kumar and Aroop Bhattacharya.
The Women's Selection Committee will be headed by Shanta Rangaswamy and have Anjali Pendharkar, Sunita Sharma, Hemlata Kale and Lopamudra B. as its members.
Rajeev Shukla will continue as chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council for 2015-16. The other members of the council are Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Shirke, M P Pandove and Sourav Ganguly.
Mr. Manohar will head the Disciplinary Committee of the Board for 2015-16. Its other members are Scindia and Niranjan Shah.
The Affiliation Committee will consist of BCCI Honorary Secretary Anurag Thakur, Prakash Dixit and Anshuman Gaekwad.
P S Raman will be the chairman of the Legal Committee, with DVSS Somayajulu and Abhay Apte as its members.
·The following are the chairmen of various committees:
1.Technical Committee – Sourav Ganguly
2.National Cricket Academy Board – Niranjan Shah
3.Marketing Committee – Chetan Desai
4.IT & Data Management Committee – Jay Shah
5.Finance Committee -- Jyotiraditya Scindia
6.Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee – G Gangaraju
7.TV Production Committee – Aashirbad Behera
8.New Area Development Committee – Avishek Dalmiya
9.Senior Tournament Committee – Gautam Roy
10.Junior Cricket Committee – TC Mathew
11.Umpires Committee – CK Khanna
12.Vizzy Trophy – ML Nehru
13.Infrastructure Subsidy Committee – Prakash Dixit
14.Women’s Committee – Kapil Malhotra.
The release said the meeting decided that the general body of the BCCI would meeet every quarter and that professional appointments would be made to strengthen its governance, based on the report to be submitted by Deloitte.