As expected, Narayanaswami Srinivasan was confirmed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council after the 52-member Full Council approved amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference in Melbourne on Thursday. N. Srinivasan had been nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the top position and will assume charge following the conclusion of the ICC Annual Conference week.
In the wake of the Indian Premier League betting and match-fixing scandal, N. Srinivasan has been barred by the Supreme Court to officiate as BCCI president. However, the top court has not stopped the 69-year-old Tamil Nadu industrialist from taking up an ICC position. Srinivasan's third year as BCCI boss will expire in September this year.
Srinivasan is among 13 persons under probe by a Supreme Court-appointed inquiry committee. The probe panel is expected to submit its report August-end. Till then, N. Srinivasan will not be able to chair BCCI meetings, at least officially. Former Test off-spinner Shivlal Yadav, who is a senior BCCI vice-president, is standing in as interim BCCI president.