The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) is all set to rope Rajeev Shukla as its next vice-president on the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 24th of December in Ahmedabad. Rajeev Shukla, who is a former Congress stalwart and journalist, has held critical positions in the game of cricket. On the other hand, Brijesh Patel will continue to serve as the IPL Chairman, coming in his second term.
Rajeev Shukla has served as the chairman of IPL in 2018 and was also the one for Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association(UPCA) chairman till 2017. The report by Indian Express has confirmed that the BCCI will not have formal elections this time around as they have reached a conclusion of making Shukla as the President and would be filing nomination on Thursday.
The BCCI electoral officer has also provided the green signal Shukla’s name. Still, the paper states that he hasn’t considered Shukla’s term as IPL chairman to decide the cooling-off period as it was considered by the board in the aftermath of the Lodha Committee recommendations a year ago.
All BCCI members to undergo mandatory COVID-19 Test before AGM:
The secretary of the BCCI Jay Shah has ordered all the members to have the mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19 before arriving in Ahmedabad for the AGM. After arriving at the city, the board will examine them again before getting clearance to attend the meeting.