Patna: Senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui was today elected as President of Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) after an election held as per directions of the Supreme Court.
Siddiqui, who was the RJD Legislature Party leader in the outgoing Assembly, defeated Vinod Kumar, a former president of BCA, by a margin of 30 votes, a statement issued by retired Patna High Court Judge Dharampal Sinha, who supervised the elections on orders of the Apex Court, said.
Siddiqui is also the chairman of the state Badminton Association.
International umpire Laliteshwar Prasad Verma was elected as Working President of the cricketing body defeating S D Choudhary by 26 votes.
Altogether 19 candidates was in the fray for nine posts including President, General Secretary and Treasurer.
Ravi Shankar Prasad was elected as General Secretary defeating Ajay Narayan Sharma.
Ram Kumar was elected as the Treasurer defeating Bibhuti Narayan Sharma by 26 votes.
The BCA elections were held in accordance with a direction of the Apex Court in August this year, which had appointed former Patna High Court judge Dharampal Sinha as electoral officer-cum-observer for the polls.
Five Vice Presidents who were elected are Sunil kumar Singh, Gopal Bohra, Anand Kumar, S Mumtazuddin and N K Jamuar.