The big news: N Srinivasan set for another innings?

It has been a year since he was replaced as the International Cricket Council chairman and now reports are emerging that the Tami Nadu Cricket Association president N Srinivasan could return to the sport's governing body, according to PTI.

Though it still remains to be confirmed, it has emerged that Srinivasan is one of the front-runners to be named as the board's representative on the ICC's board of directors.

The nomination of Srinivasan is being backed by the current Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke who is likely to be re-elected to the post during the 87th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday. The BCCI top brass met Srinivasan earlier this month in a move which could signal another major power shift in the Indian cricket body. In the past few weeks, Thakur and ICC chairman Shashank Manohar have not been on the same page with the duo getting involved in a war of words over the past two weeks.

Manohar has been constantly criticised by the BCCI officials, with Thakur even saying that "he (Manohar) abandoned a sinking ship for his ICC aspirations". The Indian cricket body's complaint against Manohar is that he has not helped BCCI in tackling the Lodha crisis, and is denying India its due in revenues by killing the "Big Three" formula.

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