The BCCI on Thursday congratulated its president-in-exile N. Srinivasan for becoming the first Chairman of the ICC, saying there could not have been a better person for the position. The ICC, in its Annual Conference held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground unanimously approved the revamp of its corporate governance structure by amending the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

“The BCCI wishes to congratulate Mr. N. Srinivasan on being unanimously elected as the first Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the period 2014-2016 of two years, post its historic restructuring,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a release.

“It is a proud and historic moment for Indian cricket, and on behalf of all the members of the BCCI, we wish him all the best. As India takes the leadership position in World Cricket, the responsibility of guiding the game in these challenging times could not have found a better leader than Mr. Srinivasan,” the release added.

Mr. Patel said it was also imperative that all the stakeholders of Indian Cricket stand united and support these endeavours, as ‘we seek to play an important and definitive role in World Cricket’. “This establishes the important role that the BCCI will essay, as we take this responsibility to work with other members during these days of growth,” Mr. Patel said.

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