BCCI may appoint interim president till SC's verdict is out
While the names have already started doing the rounds of who will head the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after Shashank Manohar decided to resign to stand for election as ICC Chairman, there is also a possibility of appointing an interim president till the Supreme Court's verdict is delivered.
Shashank Manohar. Pic/AFP
The apex court, it is learnt, is likely to deliver what could a landmark judgment in Indian cricket on June 29 when it resumes after vacation.
The Board members are keeping a close eye on the likely outcome in the Supreme Court if it decides to implement the Lodha Commission recommendations.
The BCCI had appointed interim presidents — late Jagmohan Dalmiya (2013) and Shivlal Yadav (2014). "There is every possibility now. It has become a game," a BCCI member told mid-day yesterday.
As per BCCI procedure, the secretary will have to call a Special General Body meeting with a 14-day notice to apprise the Board members on the next course of action.
Sources have also indicated the need to appoint an interim president would arise if the ruling group fails to arrive at a common consensus for their presidential candidate.