ICC picks Narayanaswami Srinivasan as new chairman

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Melbourne, Australia (4E Sports) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has selected Narayanaswami Srinivasan as its new chairman after the 52-member council approved amendments to the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference recently.

Srinivasan, nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the top position, will assume his new post after the conclusion of the ICC Annual Conference week.

Srinivasan promised that the ICC will continue to play a leading role in the promotion and development of the global game.

“I will leave no stone unturned in trying to strengthen the pillars and foundations of our sport, both on and off the field. I want to ensure that cricket retains and grows its popularity, and that the ICC plays a leading role in this global growth,” Srinivasan said.

“I want to see more strong teams in international cricket. For this to be achieved, we all need to work hard to develop local talent in our countries. Naturally, there will be more support to those who first show they can help themselves,” he added.

The approval of the constitutional changes, which stemmed from an ICC Board resolution taken in Singapore on February 8 and finalized on April 1, also means that a new Executive Committee was formed, which will report to the ICC Board.

The initial Chair of the Executive Committee will be Cricket Australia’s Chairman, Wally Edwards, while the Chair of the ICC’s Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA) will continue to be England and Wales Cricket Board’s Chairman, Giles Clarke.

From 2016, the ICC Board, which will continue to be the primary decision-making body, will elect the ICC Chairman for a two-year term.

Also, the ICC Board confirmed that the USA Cricket Association (USACA) is the ICC’s recognized member in the USA. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and ICC management will, however, continue to work with USACA and other interested stakeholders to assist in overcoming some challenges currently facing the governance and development of the game in the USA.

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