Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was collectively chosen President of the BCCI however the N Srinivasan camp endured a gigantic setback with adversary group’s Anurag Thakur beating Sanjay Patel for the post of Secretary at the Board’s Annual General Meeting here on Monday.
Excepting Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association chief Thakur’s astonishment win, decision camp followers cleared the races for alternate posts at the quite put off AGM, where Srinivasan could not contest for the President’s post owing to a Supreme Court directive.
Jharkhand Cricket Association’s Amitabha Chodhary was elected the Joint Secretary beating Goa’s Chetan Desai, having a place with the opposition to Srinivasan group, while Haryana’s Anirudh Choudhary won the treasurer’s position by vanquishing Rajiv Shukla.
While three VPs were chosen unopposed, the two different positions likewise went to the Srinivasan group with T C Mathews (Kerala, west zone) and C K Khanna (Delhi, focal zone) winning the surveys. Khanna crushed the powerful Jyotiraditya Scindia, while Mathews edged past Ravi Sawant.
The three, who were chosen unopposed, are Andhra’s Gokaraju Gangaraju (south zone), Assam’s Goutam Roy (east) with M L Nehru of Jammu and Kashmir speaking to the north zone.
The street for Dalmiya was cleared after Pawar neglected to get a proposer from east zone, inciting the Maratha strongman to haul out of the race.
BJP leader Thakur, it is learnt, won by only one vote over Srinivasan follower Patel, a situation unrealistic to have developed had there not been cross-voting amid the race process.
Then again, the way that other hostile to Srinivasan camp hopefuls lost the races demonstrated that cross-voting occurred just for Thakur.
The 70-year-old Dalmiya, President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), was collectively accepted by all the units loyal to Srinivasan to return to a position he held more than a decade back.
Dalmiya’s offered got a help after Pawar neglected to get any proposer from the East Zone, whose turn it was to designate the president. The previous ICC President had held the top post in BCCI somewhere around 2001 and 2004.
All the six state units from the East Zone owed loyalty to the Srinivasan camp when his followers met here on Sunday.
Maratha strongman Pawar, who was anticipated as would be prudent possibility for the president’s post, had likewise met his supporters.
Dalmiya’s height to the position was required after Srinivasan was compelled to stay far from the race owing to a Supreme Court order, which diminished his part to only voting.
Truth be told, the AGM itself was deferred a few times because of the fight in court that Srinivasan is battling in the top court.
The apex court is right nowis currently hearing the IPL spot-fixing scandal in which conflict of interest with regards to Srinivasan’s position as BCCI President and IPL team owner came in for sharp criticism from court.