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Dalmiya Leaves Behind a Leadership Vacuum and Confusion in BCCI

Rajeev Shukla and east zone’s vice-president Gautam Roy are said to be in the running to replace Dalmiya as President

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The leadership vacuum created in the BCCI following President Jagmohan Dalmiya’s demise will be filled only after Board Secretary Anurag Thakur calls a Special General Meeting.

In BCCI constitution 16/d it is stated that in case of death of president, a notice has to be issued by BCCI Secretary for a special AGM. Within 21 days special AGM should take place where the interim president will be chosen.
– BCCI official to PTI

Dalmiya passed away following a cardiac arrest on Sunday. However, the selection of the president will not be the easiest of jobs given that BCCI is in a limbo in the current scenario.

Rajeev Shukla and east zone’s vice-president Gautam Roy are said to be in the running to replace Dalmiya as President
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla is believed to be one of the frontrunners to replace Dalmiya. (Photo: PTI)

While IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla’s name is doing the rounds, the UPCA president and Congress leader would require support from the eastern state in order to become the president.

East’s vice-president Gautam Roy could also be a candidate considering he is the senior-most among the five VPs having first been elected at the Board’s Gwalior AGM in 1992.

But Roy might not have many backers in BCCI.

Similar is the situation of Delhi’s CK Khanna, who is the vice-president from Central Zone.

As per BCCI constitution, Thakur will have to convene a Special General Body Meeting to elect the president but it is still not clear whether he can do so considering the next date of the working committee will only be decided after Supreme Court gives its verdict.

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