Updated: December 17, 2020, 8:13:09 am
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla is expected to serve as Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) while former Indian cricketer Brijesh Patel is expected to serve as IPL Chairman for a second term.
The Indian Express is aware that the board members have decided not to hold any elections, but to fill the vacant positions by unanimous decisions. The BCCI will elect its Vice President and two members of the IPL Governing Council at its Annual General Meeting on December 24th in Ahmedabad.
It is known that everyone has approved of Shukla’s election as the next vice president and he will submit his nomination on Thursday.
Shukla was not a BCCI officer before but was secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) until 2017. Until 2018 he was also the IPL chairman.
It is believed that the election officer did not count Shukla’s tenure as IPL chairman to determine the reflection period, as it was considered a subcommittee of the Board of Directors prior to the adoption of the Lodha Committee’s recommendations a year ago.
Shukla was the UPCA candidate for the BCCI General Assembly and his candidacy was approved by the BCCI Electoral Officer in the final list made available to members.
Shukla was not available for comment.
In a statement, Board Secretary Jay Shah has informed all members to undergo RT-PCR tests that detect Covid-19 before coming to the AGM. The board will test them again in Ahmedabad before they are allowed to attend the general assembly.
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