BCCI’s president-in-exile N. Srinivasan is set to take over as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) at this week’s annual conference in Melbourne.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel confirmed that Srinivasan was going to Melbourne. “By the month-end, India will take a leading role in the ICC. Mr. Srinivasan is going,” Patel was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald .

“There is no Supreme Court bar on him. Both of us are going to Melbourne. In the last four months, we have settled (the issue) with all the full members of the ICC and convinced them about the new structure and financial model which would be followed in the coming years,” Patel added.

A top cricket official told The Hindu a few days ago that Srinivasan’s ascension as chairman was merely a formality. “It is a 15-minute process, that’s all,” he said.

The ICC Annual Conference Week will begin on June 24 with the associate and affiliate members’ meeting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and will conclude with the IDI Board meeting on June 28. The Annual Conference will be held on June 26. — Sports Reporter

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