After another round of hefty speculations on who's likely to become the next Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) boss, involving the name of a 'steadfast and clean' Shashank Manohar, it's secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday joined the clarion call by saying there will be an "honest President" at the helm of Indian cricket.
The power game being played at the corridors of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took an interesting but altogether unexpected turn with the reported emergence of hesitant Shashank Manohar as a consensus candidate to fill the void left by the death of board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Sunday.
In a significant development to resolve the leadership logjam, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and some other top officials belonging to Sharad Pawar faction had a meeting with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to find a consensus candidate for the President's post following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya.
The much-debated termination issue of the suspended IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals did not find many takers during the IPL Governing Council meeting in Mumbai on Sunday with the exception of former BCCI treasurer and GC member Ajay Shirke.
Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke on Saturday welcomed IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla`s decision to step down from the post in view of the recent controversies surrounding the T20 league and said it`s time the credibility of Indian cricket was restored.
BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale, who has quit from his post in a bid to put pressure on cricket board`s President N. Srinivasan, has said that he was `deeply hurt` by the recent revelations of spot-fixing in the country.
Two top BCCI officials, secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke, quit from their respective posts on Friday in a bid to put pressure on beleaguered Cricket Board President N Srinivasan in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
Slamming BCCI President N Srinivasan for not calling a meeting of the Board to discuss his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan`s arrest on betting charges, Board Treasurer Ajay Shirke on Thursday said that he is mulling quitting from his post on the issue, according to a report.