Melbourne: N Srinivasan, the BCCI president, has been confirmed as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the 52-member Full Council approved amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference in Melbourne.
Srinivasan, 69, was nominated by the BCCI for cricket's top position and will assume charge following the conclusion of the ICC Annual Conference this week. The approval of the constitutional changes, which flowed from an ICC board resolution taken in Singapore on February 8 and finalised on April 10, 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.
Srinivasan said it was an honour to become ICC chairman and promised that the board will continue to play a leading role in the promotion and development of the global game.
Srinivasan - already seen as the most powerful man in world cricket - was among 13 people named in a damning report into corruption allegations in the Indian Premier League.
The Annual Conference also saw former Bangladesh Cricket Board chief and ICC vice-president Mustafa Kamal become the ICC's 11th president.
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.