BCCI to elect new president on May 22

Prince Singh / 14 May 2016

Following the resignation of Shashank Manohar the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has called for a Special General Meeting(SGM) on May 22 in Mumbai to elect its new president.
Announcing the news about the Special General Meeting,Vinod Phadke,Goa Cricket Association General Secretary , said that the sole purpose of the meeting would be the election of a new president.

“Yes, we have the SGM on May 22 in Mumbai. The only agenda is the election of the president,” Phadke told PTI.

Shashank Manohar resigned from the post on May 11 in order to contest for the post of ICC chief and so it necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body. He was elected as ICC’s first independent chairman on May 12.

As per BCCI rules, a SGM has to be convened within 15 days, apprising the members of the current situation. It is the prerogative of secretary Anurag Thakur to call such a meeting.

According to reliable sources, Thakur is the front-runner to take over the hot seat. IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla is also in the running along with Maharashtra CA president and business magnet Ajay Shirke.

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