Former India captain Gundappa Vishwanath is the frontrunner to replace Mohinder Amarnath in the IPL Governing Council, it is learnt. 

Mohinder Amarnath

Last year, Amarnath was appointed for a one-year term after two former captains, Sunil Gavaskar and Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, refused the BCCI's offer to be part of the league's governing council as non-paid members.

Only Ravi Shastri had agreed to be retained in the council. Under the old system -- Gavaskar, Shastri and Pataudi -- were paid Rs 1 crore each.

The BCCI, however, said at its AGM last year that the council would, going forward, be restricted two former cricketers, and that members would no longer be paid. There are talks doing rounds of Amarnath representing North Zone as a selector too.