IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla leads race to succeed late Jagmohan Dalmiya
Three former BCCI presidents- Sharad Pawar, Shashank Manohar and N Srinivasan and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla are in the race to succeed late Jagmohan Dalmiya. The decision to appoint the next president will be taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) which is to be conducting by the Secretary Anurag Thakur.
Among these contenders Shukla is the most favoured candidate spite of having directed over the IPL-6 disorder in 2013 as the chairman of the T20 league and his Congress background, but he is getting some tough competition from NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.
Nobody can match Dalmiya’s talent and stature. The BCCI will hold a meeting to see what can be done. We will have to see if somebody can be elected as the new interim president. If the constitution of BCCI permits, there is the scope for an interim president.” Rajiv Shukla (IPL Chairman).
Jagmohan Dalmiya who passed away at a city hospital on Saturday was given a big adieu from dignitaries of the state including BCCI members at the Eden Garden, Kolkata. All of them were come to pay their last respects to Indian Cricket Board president. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also present at the cremation.
Jagmohan Dalmiya’s career:
- Born on May 30, 1940 into a Marwari family in Kolkata.
- Played for Jorabagan and Rajasthan club as a wicketkeeper-batsman in Cricket Association of Bengal league.
- Became as a treasurer in CAB in 1977 and CAB secretary from 1981-82 to 1984-85 CAB President from 1992 to 2007; 2008-15.
- Became BCCI treasurer in 1983 and elected as Secretary BCCI in 1992.
- In 1997 became the first ICC president from Asia and became the BCCI president in 2001 to 2004.
- Became BCCI president for second time in March 2015.
When srinivasan stepped aside following the IPL scam in 2013, he was named as “caretaker administrator”.
Kolkata has decided to name one of its roads after BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and also put up his statue in the city.
“Let us get over this tragedy first ….but we have some plans to honour Dalmiya,” CM Mamata Banerjee said.