Sourav Ganguly, the nominee from Cricket Association of Bengal for the upcoming BCCI AGM, is set to contest for the post of president in the elections. The former India captain is set to be elected unopposed to the top spot.
Former India batsman Brijesh Patel is also set to become the new Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman.
Others contesting in the elections for the post of office bearers include Gujarat Cricket Association’s Jay Shah, who is also the son of Home Minister Amit Shah, for Secretary. Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association’s is set to become the treasurer while Kerala Cricket Association’s Jayesh George is set to be the new Joint Secretary.
Mahim Verma from the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand is also set to become the Vice President, a post for which Rajiv Shukla was also in the running pending court clearance. But with Shukla out of the race, Verma became the unanimous candidate for the spot.
Ganguly has represented India in over 400 international matches apart from leading the national side for five years. He is currently serving as the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, a position which he has been elected to twice in a row.
Cricbuzz learns that all the associations have come together and made these decisions in unanimity. As a result of which, these candidates are expected to be uncontested in the elections. On Sunday and Monday, there was an unofficial meeting between Board members headed by former BCCI office-bearers like N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur. It had been decided that all the candidates should be nominated unanimously for the posts resulting in lobbying throughout the day.
Monday (October 14) is the last date for filing the nominations for the elections, which is set to take place on October 23.