N Srinivasan became the first chairman of ICC © PTI
N Srinivasan became the first chairman of ICC © PTI

 

Jun 26, 2014

 

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel congratulated N Srinivasan after taking over as the first chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Patel said that there couldn’t have been a better leader than Srinivasan and BCCI will essay an important role in the growth of cricket.

 

 

 

“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. 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. It is 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,” Patel said in his press release. posted on the official website of BCCI.

 

Srinivasan was appointed after the Full Council consisting of 52 member nations approved the amendments to ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference on Thursday. After accepting the position Srinivasan said, “It is an honour to be confirmed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council. 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. I want to see more strong teams in international cricket.”