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Rajeev Shukla had resigned from the post of IPL chairman this year and the BCCI are looking for a new candidate © Getty Images

Sep 27, 2013

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to have a new commissioner as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would meet for its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Anirudh Chaudhary, from the Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) is said to be the front-runner for the post.

Chaudhary, son of the ex-BCCI chief Ranbir Singh Mahendra, is a part of the IPL governing council. A source was quoted in DNA, “There’s a beeline for IPL governing council posts, but no one wants to be in the chair.”

Another source said, “Chaudhary has been eyeing a top post for quite some time now. And the fact that no one else is keen on the IPL chairman’s job may work in his favour. But, you can’t really predict these things. All these decisions will be taken the night before the AGM.”

Meanwhile, Chaudhary may also be up for another post, if he doesn’t become the IPL chairman. A BCCI official was quoted in Indian Express, “He (Chaudhary) understands the IPL set-up and has been a part of it for the last couple of years. He is one of the leading candidates for the post. He may also become chairman of the finance committee if not the IPL chief.”

Earlier this year, Rajeev Shukla had resigned from the post after the spot-fixing and the betting scandal engulfed the tournament.