first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary is all set to be unanimously elected as the cricket board’s president at the Special General Meeting, scheduled on Sunday in Mumbai.Thakur, who is also a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament, filed his nomination for the BCCI top post today.Anurag Thakur files his nomination for the post of BCCI president. ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2016Thakur will replace Shashank Manohar who quit the post to become the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council. Thakur, also a BJP MP in Lok Sabha, has the backing of all the east zone members including Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura and the National Cricket Club.The 41-year-old will be taking over the reins of the embattled Board in rather tough times as the BCCI is facing heat from the Supreme Court to implement the Justice R M Lodha Committees recommendations for sweeping reforms.SHIRKE FOR SECRETARY?Once Thakur is elected unopposed, it would be his prerogative to pick his replacement for the secretarys position.According to sources, Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Ajay Shirke is the top contender for the post.Shirke, however, has made it clear that he will not ‘stand in a queue’ to get a post in the Board.I have never put myself in contention for any top job within the BCCI nor do I have any goals of getting any posts. My name may be doing the rounds as you say, and it might look to many that I am myself pushing my name in the media, which I have never done,?? he had stated.advertisementThe SGM will be followed by the working committee meeting of the Board.last_img

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