Shashank Manohar, a lawyer by profession, earlier held the post from 2008 to 2011 © Getty Images
Shashank Manohar, a lawyer by profession, earlier held the post from 2008 to 2011 © Getty Images

New Delhi: Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar is the only candidate for the chief’s post which has fallen vacant after the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, secretary Anurag Thakur said at New Delhi on Tuesday. Thakur also said BCCI’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held in Mumbai on October 4 at 2 PM, where a decision regarding the vacant chair will be taken. “Shashank Manohar is the only candidate for the BCCI President’s post. A decision regarding it will be taken in BCCI’s AGM in Mumbai on October 4. “N Srinivasan can come and vote at the SGM,” Thakur said. Thakur made this announcement during an innings’ break while witnessing India A vs South Africans T20 practice match being played at Palam. BCCI SGM likely to appoint president during meeting this weekend in Mumbai

The BCCI chief’s chair has been lying vacant since Dalmiya died in Kolkata on September 20. Manohar, a lawyer by profession, earlier held the post from 2008 to 2011. Shashank Manohar all set to become next BCCI President

Earlier, it was reported that the Special General Meeting (SGM) of BCCI is likely to be held in Mumbai in between October 3-5. Despite notices not being forwarded to state associations, BCCI secretary Thakur has reportedly notified the state associations over telephone. The notices for SGM will be sent out by BCCI in couple of days. Although, there is no confirmation on whether BCCI SGM will be held in Mumbai, sources close to BCCI have hinted the commercial capital to be the venue. “We have been told to report in Mumbai this weekend. We understand that the date of the meeting has not been finalised but it is likely to be on Sunday or next Monday,” a state association official was quoted as saying Mumbai Mirror.

(with inputs from IANS)