However, it is learnt that it wasn’t a unanimous decision. A source said: “Sharad Pawar’s name was proposed by a few members. But the Bal Mahadalkkar group members refused.
They wanted their leader Savant to attend the AGM. Since they hold the majority in the managing committee, their proposal was passed.”
Pawar, a former MCA, BCCI and ICC chief, is reportedly keen to come back to Mumbai cricket administration and is one of the favourites to clinch the president’s post in next month’s biennial elections.