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Shashank Manohar to attend BCCI Working Committee meeting on April 20

Shashank Manohar had said the IPL 2014 season needed to be suspended to clean up the game © Getty Images
Shashank Manohar had said the IPL 2014 season needed to be suspended to clean up the game © Getty Images

New Delhi: Apr 19, 2014

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar will attend Sunday’s BCCI Working Committee meeting as a special invitee of the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA).

Manohar is not part of VCA but has been co-opted by them, so that he can represent them at the meeting.

Manohar is one of the prominent faces who have called for a change in guard in the BCCI in the wake of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting controversies.

Earlier it was reported that some BCCI bigwigs, including secretary Sanjay Patel, are currently in the Unit Arab Emirates (UAE) watching the first phase of IPL 2014, but are set to return in time to attend the crucial meeting scheduled at its headquarter.

Former India Test off-spinner Shivlal Yadav, who is the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, would be chairing the meeting.

The BCCI website indicated Sunil Gavaskar, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president for IPL-related matters, as the chairman of Working Committee, but Shivlal is not certain whether his former cricket skipper would attend the meet.

“I don’t know whether he will be attending the meeting as he’s in Dubai overseeing the organisation of IPL,” said the Hyderabad-based Shivlal.

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