Speculation intensifies for the post of BCCI treasurer

Niranjan Shah, a former BCCI secretary and current West Zone vice-president, is termed as favourite for the post of the treasure Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Sep 7, 2011

With less than two weeks to go for the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), speculations are flying thick and fast for the post of the treasurer.

According to sources, the contest for the handling the finances of the board could be among three candidates from West Zone Niranjan Shah, Ajay Shirke and Ravi Sawant.

Shah, a former BCCI secretary and current West Zone vice-president, is said to be termed as favourite.

The Saurashtra strongman is believed to have the backing of Shashank Manohar and N Srinivasan.

Ajay Shirke is considered the next favourite in the race for the post. The industrialist is known to be a no-nonsense and non-controversial candidate.

The third candidate Ravi Sawant is backed by heavy weights in the board but one is not sure if he enjoys the backing of Shashank Manohar.