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BCCI to hold SGM on May 22 to elect Shashank Manohar’s replacement

The BCCI has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 22 in Mumbai to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.

cricket Updated: May 14, 2016 14:54 IST
The only agenda of the BCCI Special General Meeting is to elect a new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.
The only agenda of the BCCI Special General Meeting is to elect a new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.(AFP)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 22 in Mumbai to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.

Goa Cricket Association General Secretary Vinod Phadke said that an SGM will be held in Mumbai on May 22 and the only agenda of the meeting will be the election of a new president.

“Yes, we have the SGM on May 22 in Mumbai. The only agenda is the election of the president,” Phadke told PTI.

Manohar’s exit from the top post on May 11 barely seven months into his tenure has necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body. He was elected as the International Cricket Council’s first independent chairman on May 12.

As per BCCI rules, an SGM has to be convened within 15 days, apprising the members of the current situation. It is the prerogative of secretary Anurag Thakur to call such a meeting.

According to reliable sources, Thakur is being tipped to take over the hot seat. IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla is also in the running along with Maharashtra Cricket Association president and business magnet Ajay Shirke.