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India's Srinivasan takes over as ICC chairman


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“It is an honour to be confirmed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council,” Srinivasan said in a statement. — Photo by AFP
“It is an honour to be confirmed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council,” Srinivasan said in a statement. — Photo by AFP

India's N. Srinivasan was confirmed as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the governing body approved constitutional change in Melbourne on Thursday.

Often described as the most powerful man in cricket, the 69-year-old industrialist from Chennai headed the Indian board before stepping aside earlier this year after his son-in-law was indicted for illegal betting in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament last year.

“It is an honour to be confirmed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council,” Srinivasan said in a statement after the 52-member full council approved constitutional amendments.

The ICC annual conference also elected Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh as the 11th president of the governing body and formed a new executive committee headed by Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards.

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Jun 26, 2014 11:33am

I think this will good for cricket.

Jun 26, 2014 11:35am

under investigation for corruption charges and still elected chairman ICC. Where are all those who used to lecture Pakistan on morality during match fixing scandal of Pakistani players. Money greed and illegal means are now hall mark of ICC and every one is happy.

Jun 26, 2014 11:39am

now pray for pcb future

Jun 26, 2014 12:08pm

Congrats Mr. Sethi and Patron of PCB.

Jun 26, 2014 12:18pm

South Indians are the most biased Indians now ICC will be filled with incompetent Indians

baby doll main sone di
Jun 26, 2014 12:21pm

finally icc will have some authority. good-luck

Ravi Dallas TX
Jun 26, 2014 12:22pm


Jun 26, 2014 12:26pm

Oh god :D he is real player

Jun 26, 2014 12:32pm

He is my man for the job , good luck Srini.

Gaurav Arya
Jun 26, 2014 12:35pm

This will spell doom for cricket. Srinivasan is the worst possible news for the game. ICC will become a money spinning machine which will benefit a few (few means the few chosen by Srinivas) and the rest of the world will be ignored. Well done, Srinivasan for making sure that cricket is no longer a gentleman's game. I appeal to friends across the border not to make it an India-Pakistan issue. Its a matter of concern that such a person has become the Chairman of ICC, purely on the strength of dirty politics and big money. I guess the ICC wanted money without ethics. In that case I congratulate ICC. They have the right man for the job.

Rogers Evans
Jun 26, 2014 12:38pm

ICC should have waited for the Indian court decision on Sri Nivasan on corruption and other charges. This looks bad on the part of ICC and a slap on its face. Where are morality and ethics of ICC Board ?

Jun 26, 2014 12:49pm

Congrats Mr. Srini - from a big fan.

Jun 26, 2014 01:12pm

Still managed to get the position in spite of severe corruption charges.

Rashid Ishaq
Jun 26, 2014 01:36pm

that's one bizarre appointment; that's now the character of ICC under Big 3. He was under corruption charges and even though charges were proven or not, nowhere on earth he would have been selected as a chairman; what a shame

Kashif DXB
Jun 26, 2014 04:00pm

Fine print: His son in law given additional responsibility to book matches outside india.

Sunil USA
Jun 26, 2014 04:07pm

That is what I like about BCCI whatever difference they have within themself , they are united when it comes to international image. They know about the bigger interest for themself . Congrat srini !!! Congrat BCCI

Jun 26, 2014 04:26pm

Unfortunate news .....

NM Sheikh
Jun 26, 2014 04:29pm

might is right is still the rule of the game

Jun 26, 2014 04:58pm

With the selection of tinted person like Srinivasan as its head, ICC has lost credibility

Dr Qureshi
Jun 26, 2014 05:22pm

ICC is going down the drain!

The corrupt of the corrupt is now the top dog!

Jun 26, 2014 05:46pm

@Rashid Ishaq However,lots of corruption charges against Pakistani players HAVE been proved in courts of law to the extent a few of them were thrown in jail ! By the way,how is the PCB doing right now in terms of presenting an honest,competent and corruption free face to Pakistanis and to the rest of the world ?

People in glass houses etc...

Jun 26, 2014 05:48pm

@NM Sheikh That has ALWAYS been the way of this world my friend or have you read no history books?!!

Jun 26, 2014 05:50pm

@Dr Qureshi Pakistanis complaining about corruption in cricket ??!! Wonders will never cease !!

Ravi Dallas TX
Jun 26, 2014 06:55pm

@Sunil USA : oh come on, whole India dislikes him other than the few he planted in BCCI and ICC. He is disgrace to India and to Indian cricket.

Jun 26, 2014 07:18pm

Even Najam Sethi deserved that job more that Srinivasan.

ishan chauhan
Jun 26, 2014 08:36pm

Get straight to the fact.bcci has money muscle power hence they will dominate be it sirni or anyone else.

syed wasim haider
Jun 26, 2014 09:38pm

@Ahmer This may be the joke of the year.

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Jun 28, 2014 02:25am

What a great tragedy of the century?

T. M. Reddy
Jun 28, 2014 04:22am

Anyone can say that you are guilty unless and otherwise proven wrong. The problem is it is taking so much time to prove him wrong. Justice delayed is justice denied!!! Other-side of the coin is justice has only ears no eyes!!!