BCCI to hold SGM for electing president on 22 May; Thakur still tipped as favourite
BCCI has called for a Special General Meeting on 22 May in Mumbai to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called for a Special General Meeting on 22 May in Mumbai to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.
Goa Cricket Association General Secretary Vinod Phadke said that an SGM will be held in Mumbai on 22 May and the only agenda of the meeting would be election of a new president.
"Yes, we have the SGM on 22 May in Mumbai. The only agenda is the election of the president," Phadke told PTI.
Manohar's exit from the top post on 10 May barely seven months into his tenure has 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 12 May.
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 being tipped to take over the hot seat. IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla is also in the running along with Maharashtra CA president and business magnate Ajay Shirke.
Meanwhile, Manohar said in a recently-published report that he was forced to resign from the post of the BCCI President.
"I could not work in the present scenario. I don't want to name anyone, but can say I have been forced to resign," Manohar was quoted as saying according to a report on Mid-Day.
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