Shashank Manohar set to be named BCCI chief today
Former president Shashank Manohar has emerged as the sole candidate to be elected to the top post of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has fallen vacant with the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, in the Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held here on Sunday.The chair has been lying vacant since Dalmiya died in Kolkata on September 20. As per BCCI’s constitution, a notification for a SGM to nominate a successor has to be issued within 15 days of the incumbent’s death.”Shashank Manohar is the only candidate for the BCCI president’s post. A decision regarding it will be taken in BCCI’s SGM in Mumbai on October 4,” Thakur had said on the sidelines of the T20 practice match between India A and the visiting South African team in New Delhi on September 29.Manohar emerged as a consensus candidate among East Zone units whose turn it is to nominate a president till 2017. Any candidate for the BCCI top job will need a proposer from the eastern region.