Sharad Pawar is the current MCA President © Getty Images
Sharad Pawar is the current MCA President © Getty Images

Sharad Pawar, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President, has revealed his intentions to be present at the next Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Working Committee meeting which is likely to be held on August 28 in Kolkata. According to Mumbai Mirror, the former BCCI chief is eyeing a comeback with Jagmohan Dalmiya’s health not being at best. Speaking about Pawar’s decision to be part of the meeting, a top MC official said, “May be he wants to have first hand information about the exact situation in the board and study it himself. You never know what are his plans but he has told us that he will be wanting to attend the meeting.”

However, another MCA official said that the decision of Pawar to be part of the BCCI meeting was in relation to the Indian board’s headquarters being shifted out of Wankhede Stadium. “The BCCI wants to shift its present office from the Wankhede complex. We want the BCCI office to stay in our complex, be it at the Wankhede or BKC complex. A deal has not yet been finalised,” a MCA official said.

On the other hand, Pawar’s decision has rattled many in BCCI. “If he is going there, it is good. We will welcome it,” an official from South, who is also close to N Srinivasan, said.

It was also reported that the newly-formed ad-hoc committee set up by BCCI for Bihar will visit Patna on Tuesday. BCCI formed two committees on August 7 for Bihar and Uttarakhand “to protect the interest of the players” in these two states. The committees comprise five members each and these are headed respectively by former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah (Bihar) and former treasurer MP Pandove (Uttarakhand). Shah is assisted by Goa Cricket Association secretary Vinod Phadke, Tripura Cricket Association secretary Sourav Dasgupta, Gujarat Cricket Association executive member Bharat Zaveri, and BCCI game co-ordinator Ratnakar Shetty.