New Delhi: Current BCCI president Shashank Manohar is set to vacate as his seat as he takes over the ICC.
In his absence, the Indian board will have to appoint a new president. According to Mumbai Mirror three names have emerged in the race to replace the Nagpur lawyer.
Ajay Shirke, G Gangaraju and Rajeev Shukla are now the favorites to occupy the hot seat of Indian cricket.
Congress RS MP Shukla is of course the IPL commissioner.
Manohar is in line to become ICC's first ever independent chairman in May and could hold the position till 2021.
“In the present scenario, he (Shashank Manohar) knows he can't do much in the BCCI with the way the Supreme Court is viewing things,” said a source close to the development.
“The ICC post gives him a stable five-year window and an opportunity to make history as possibly the administrator who brought all countries (member boards of the ICC) together, and struck off the so-called monopoly of the Big Three. Look how the West Indies and Pakistan boards have already started praising him for what he's done,” the source further added