N Srinivasan was recently dethroned as the ICC chairman after the Indian cricket board, BCCI decided to recall him. The decision to remove Srinivasan was taken at the BCCI's 86th Annual General Meeting held at Mumbai, virtually signaling the end of his hold on Indian cricket.
Manohar, who has of late been a vocal critic of Narayanaswami Srinivasan (or N Srinivasan) was nominated for the post by all six East Zone members, also including those who owed allegiance to Srinivasan in the past.
Srinivasan is being investigated in several scams, including one involving betting on the IPL cricket matches, where his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan has been indicted for passing inside information to bookies. He is presently in jail.
An Indian industrialist, Mr. Srinivasan is a former Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and former President of the BCCI, the governing body for cricket in India. He took over as ICC Chairman in July 2014 and his term was to last till July 2016, which leaves seven months of the term left with Manohar. Shashank Manohar's nomination as BCCI president has left him an isolated figure, ending the Chennai strongman’s iron grip over a sport hit by a barrage of spot fixing and conflict of interest scandals.
The ICC chairmanship rotates between India, Australia and England.