MUMBAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president Rajeev Shukla said on Tuesday that former cricketer Roger Binny has filed his nomination for the post of board president and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashish Shelar has filed nomination for treasurer and they are likely to be elected unopposed.
“I have filed nomination for the post of vice-president, Roger Binny has filed nomination for president, Jay Shah has filed for secretary and Ashish Shelar for treasurer. As of now, the situation is that all will be appointed unopposed,” said Shukla while interacting with the media.
Shukla said that India’s representative for 16-member International Cricket Council (ICC) Board chairman’s post will be decided on October 18 in the board’s Annual General Meeting.
Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah also said that nominations for all the posts have been filed. “I do not think there will be an election,” he added.
Former Indian cricketer and member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Roger Binny, is likely to be the next BCCI president, replacing Sourav Ganguly, while BJP MLA Ashish Shelar is likely to be the treasurer, replacing Arun Dhumal, as per sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Jay Shah will retain his position as the BCCI Secretary.
At a BCCI meeting held at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday, all office bearers from different parts of the country from various associations filed nominations for different positions on the board.
The discussions were held in the internal BCCI meeting in the lead-up to the elections, scheduled for October 18.
Senior BCCI administrator Rajeev Shukla will remain vice-president of the board.
Binny has previously served as a member of the BCCI selection committee. The former pacer is said to be the frontrunner to replace Ganguly as BCCI president. Binny, 67, is currently president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.
The nominations can be filed on October 11 and 12, the scrutiny of the nominations will take place on October 13 and the candidates can withdraw their nominations latest by October 14.
Sourav Ganguly, the current President of BCCI, is tipped to be India’s representative for the 16-member International Cricket Council (ICC) Board chairman’s post, elections for which are slated to be held this November. (ANI)