Former IPL chairman Amin defeated in BCA president`s election

Vadodara: Former IPL chairman and current Baroda Cricket Association president Chirayu Amin lost his president`s post to Simarjitsinh Gaekwad by a margin of 218 votes after the results of the association elections held last Sunday was declared Tuesday.

According to information received, Gaekwad defeated the well-known business tycoon by 1066-848 margin here today.

Amin`s humuliating defeat ends his 26-year-old reign at the BCA. The former FICCI president took over after the death of Fatehsinh Rao Gaekwad in 1988.

Out of 2,378 BCA members that includes clubs and institution votes, 1,918 cast their votes at the tennis court near Motibaug Ground here.

Once the results were announced, the supporters of Gaekwad took out a victory procession celebrating his victory.

After his victory, Gaekwad said,"My top priority will be to contsruct a cricket stadium in the city for hosting national and international matches and developing infrastructure facilities for the development of cricket".

He promised that he "will try to give membership of BCA to the legal heirs of aged members of association if they nominated them for it."

There are 85 candidates contesting for 42 posts of bca and counting has been continuing till late this evening.

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