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Fight for the chair: Who after Shashank Manohar?

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 10, 2016, 5:21 pm IST
Updated May 10, 2016, 5:21 pm IST
Nagpur bigwig quits as BCCI boss, leaves position vacant.
G Gangaraju, Ajay Shirke and Rajeev Shukla (L to R) are the contenders for the top spot. (Photo: DC/AFP/BCCI)
 G Gangaraju, Ajay Shirke and Rajeev Shukla (L to R) are the contenders for the top spot. (Photo: DC/AFP/BCCI)

Mumbai: Shashank Manohar’s decision to step down as BCCI president has lined up few names who may replace the Nagpur lawyer.

According to reports, Ajay Shirke, G Gangaraju and Rajeev Shukla are the contenders for the top spot. Congress RS MP Shukla is also the IPL commissioner.

 

Ajay Shirke is the president of the Maharashtra Cricket Association, who once expressed reservations regarding the Justice Lodha panel recommendation to keep ministers and government servants out of the BCCI.

Gangaraju is one of the vice-presidents of BCCI from the South zone.

Manohar took over as the boss last year after the death of the then president Jagmohan Dalmiya. The 58-year-old is in the race to become ICC’s first-ever independent chairman in May and could hold office till 2021.

However, Manohar hasn’t been able to contribute much in the board following Supreme Court’s decision on the functioning of BCCI.

On the other hand, the ICC will provide him with a five-year window and a chance to create history; the administrator who brought all countries together to wipe off the monopoly of the Big Three.

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