The Baord of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had promised before their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday that a number of 'tough calls' will be taken. And indeed, there were a number of important decisions that were made when the top BCCI officials met in Mumbai.
Here are the 'tough calls' that were made in the BCCI AGM:
1. Sourav Ganguly replaced Anil Kumble as the BCCI Technical Committee chairman. Ganguly was given the choice between his commentary duties and this post. The former Indian captain chose the post over commentary for the development of Indian cricket in near future.
2. Ravi Shastri has been axed from the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council. Shastri was removed from this post because of conflict of interest. Shastri was in news recently after India lost the fifth ODI against South Africa in Mumbai and the interim coach of Team India apparently abused Sudhir Naik, who is the curator of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
3. Roger Binny has been sacked as the national team selector. Binny has been removed from his post for the same reason as Shastri. The Board members were apparently not happy with him and due to the rising conflict of interest, Binny has been shown the door. Stuart Binny was recently picked for both the ODI and T20 series against South Africa and that pushed the conflict of interests among the Board members to a new level.
4. Rajeev Shukla has been retained as the IPL chairman. Shukla had previously served this post from 2008 until 2013. He returned to this post earlier this year, and in the 85th AGM of BCCI it was decided that he will continue with his post.
5. N Srinivasan has been sacked as the ICC chairman. This was the first piece of news that broke out while the AGM was underway on Monday morning. Shashank Manohar's name had been suggested in the meeting as Srinivasan's replacement for the post of the ICC chief.