Thakur emerges as the top contender for BCCI president role


BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur is the top contender to become president of the Indian board after Shashank Manohar stepped down from the post on Tuesday. Manohar decided to step down as president because he wanted to take part in the elections for the head of International Cricket Council.

According to ESPNcricinfo the current BCCI secretary Thakur is the most likely person to take over the post of BCCI president although he has been tight lipped regarding this matter. It is expected that Tahkur will be made BCCI president and will remain on this post until September 2017.

Thakur will have to convene a special general body meeting within two weeks in order to find the right person for this job and if he decided to become the president himself then he will have to vacate the post of BCCI secretary.

“Nothing [has been discussed] so far,” a BCCI vice-president said. “It depends on how soon they would like to fill the gap – whether they will go through the election process or nomination [in the case of a unanimous candidate]. If there are elections, there are definitely a couple of people [who are possible candidates]. Our IPL chairman is also aspiring [to be president].”

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