NEW DELHI: Rajeev Shukla‘s candidature for the put up of the Indian cricket board‘s vice-president was on Friday declared legitimate, together with these of Brijesh Patel and M. Khairul Jamal Majumdar, who would proceed as councillors after nominations have been additionally declared legitimate.
Earlier, Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) president Rohan Jaitley, whose late father Arun Jaitley and Shukla famously acquired alongside nicely regardless of having totally different political affiliations, proposed the identify of the previous Indian Premier League governing council chairman for the put up.
Election for less than three vacant posts was scheduled to be held throughout the December 24 AGM of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI). Nevertheless, now that there could be no contest, all have been successfully elected, barring a proper announcement from Achal Kumar Joti, Electoral Officer of the BCCI. Though candidates may withdraw their nominations on Saturday, that would not be required now.
The put up of vice-president fell vacant after Mahim Verma stop the put up and returned to his house state, Uttarakhand the place he was elected as secretary of the state’s affiliation as soon as once more. The time period of the 2 councillors was one yr and election was due for these posts.
As per the timeline introduced by Joti, a former Chief Election Commissioner of India, a proper announcement of an inventory of contesting candidates could be made on Saturday, and that may successfully be the declaration of the outcomes, which have been initially to be declared throughout the AGM, in case of a contest(s).
Shukla, additionally a former secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (UPCA), was disqualified from voting on the BCCI AGM final yr after the then Electoral Officer discovered him to haven’t accomplished his three-year cooling-off interval. He was, nonetheless, by no means required to vote on the AGM as all office-bearers have been elected unopposed after 4 teams throughout the BCCI joined arms to keep away from contests, and see off the rule of the Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Directors.
Rohan Jaitley, who was elected president of the DDCA final month, proposed the identify of Shukla, a Director in UPCA, and Verma, secretary of the Cricket Affiliation of Uttarakhand (CAU), seconded it. It’s broadly believed that Shukla controls CAU.
Curiously, Shukla is a member of the Congress celebration whereas the Jaitley household’s affiliation is with the BJP, and the 2 events are ideologically poles aside. However, traditionally, celebration strains blur seamlessly when politicians share the platform on the BCCI or at its affiliated state associations.
The identify of Patel, representing the Karnataka State Cricket Affiliation, was proposed by RS Ramasaamy, secretary of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation, and seconded by Adv. Shreejith V. Nair, secretary of the Kerala Cricket Affiliation.
Avishek Dalmiya, president of the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal, proposed the identify of Majumdar of the Cricket Affiliation of Mizoram, Sanjay M. Naik of the Mumbai Cricket Affiliation seconded it.