BCCI Posts: Manohar, Srinivasan Elected Unopposed

BCCI Posts: Manohar, Srinivasan Elected Unopposed
Former Cricket Board secretary Niranjan Shah and Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Shukla are expected to replace Chirayu Amin and suspended IPL Chairman Lalit Modi as vice-presidents from west and central zones at the 81st BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) here tomorrow.

"There will be only these two changes in the BCCI administrative set up," sources said here today ahead of the meeting.

Shah represents Saurashtra, while Shukla is the President of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association.

Existing BCCI president Shashank Manohar and secretary N Srinivasan are expected to continue in their respective posts, while the latter is well-poised to become the next president-elect to take over the reigns in September 2011, the sources said.

Srinivasan belongs to the south zone, that will take over the reins of the Board next year after the turn of central zone in the rotation policy adopted by the BCCI.

Other office bearers of the Board are also expected to be elected unopposed for another year in the 2 plus 1 system of governance adopted by the Board.

The list includes treasurer M P Pandove and joint secretary Sanjay Jagdale. All of them have completed two years in their posts and have to be re-elected for the third year.

Arun Jaitley (north), N Shivlal Yadav (south) and Arindam Ganguly (east) are also set to retain their seats.

All the members of the senior selection committee, headed by Krishnamachari Srikanth, are likely to be retained. The other members are Yashpal Sharma, Surendra Bhave, Raja Venkat and Narendra Hirwani.

With the World Cup just around the corner, it is believed in Board's precincts that continuity in selection matters is needed in the run-up to the mega event.

Through an amendment to its memorandum of rules and regulations, which is to be done at the AGM, the BCCI is also set to bring the IPL Governing Council's tenure to one year like all its other sub-committees. Its tenure originally is for five years.

This move, being done in the aftermath of the suspension of Modi against whom several charges of irregularities in running the Twenty20 League have been levelled by the Board, will effectively also see his ouster from the Board altogether.

The charges against Modi are currently being investigated by a three-member disciplinary panel of the Board whose findings would determine his immediate future vis-a-vis the Board.

The Governing Council will be reconstituted after this amendment and according to BCCI sources five members would be appointed by the AGM along with two ex-cricketers while all the principal office bearers of the Board will be its ex-officio members. Currently three former cricketers – Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are the members of the IPL Council.

The AGM is also to decide the venue of the second Test between India and New Zealand from November 12-16 after Kanpur, the original venue, and Kolkata have cried off from hosting the match.

The AGM would also nominate members of various committees, including the all-important Working Committee.

Other routine matters like passing of the annual report and accounts for fiscal ending March 31, 2010 would be gone through.

The alleged discrepancy in the accounts of IPL3 held in March-April this year would also be placed before the AGM.

Yesterday, there was an internal audit of these accounts by the IPL Governing Council and it was found that an amount of Rs 76.22 crore, through sales of hospitality tickets for the two semi finals, the third place tie and the final, is allegedly unaccounted for, according to BCCI sources.

Tickets for the final, held at the D Y Patil Stadium on April 25, have also not been allegedly fully accounted for with only 30,000 tickets being shown to have been sold while the packed stadium accommodated over 50,000 spectators, the sources have indicated.

Another alleged scandal that came to light yesterday was in connection with the deal signed by IPL for installation of baggage screening machines of spectators at various venues, according to the sources.

The deal was signed with a Delhi-based company which existed only on paper while the invoice for Rs 1.5 crore, of which Rs 70 lakh have been paid, was raised by a Bangalore firm. The IPL accounts allegedly showed that the contract with the Delhi firm was for Rs 5.5 crore.

The list of valid nominations:

President: Shashank Manohar

Vice presidents: Niranjan Shah (West Zone), Rajiv Shukla (Central), Arindam Ganguly (East), Arun Jaitley (North) and N Shivlal Yadav (South).

Secretary: N Srinvasan

Joint secretary: Sanjay Jagdale

Treasurer: M P Pandove

President-elect (From South Zone): N Srinivasan.
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