Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah set to be new BCCI secretary

Amit Shah's son Jay Shah set to be new BCCI secretary
Sourav Ganguly is touted to be the next BCCI President, ex-India batsman Brijesh Patel is likely to take over as IPL Chairman and Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal is set to become the BCCI treasurer

Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary while Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal is touted to hold the position of treasurer.

“Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be secretary and Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal is set to become treasurer of the BCCI,” a source close to one of the top members of cricket association in BCCI was quoted as saying.

The decision was reportedly taken during a meeting of compliant members and representatives of affiliated units of BCCI in Mumbai yesterday.

At the end of the day, former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly was leading the race to be the next BCCI President, while ex-India batsman Brijesh Patel is likely to bag the position of IPL Chairman.

Ganguly, who is expected to be the only presidential nominee, will take over from acting BCCI President CK Khanna.

The former India captain was also offered the post of IPL Chairman but he turned down the offer. Notably, the 47-year-old’s term of BCCI president will be a short one as he will have to go in for a compulsory cooling-off period from July 2020 under the new rules.

October 14 is the last date to file the nominations for BCCI elections which is scheduled to take place on October 23.

Last week, it was reported that the BCCI had barred eight state units out of the 38 from attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held here on October 23.

In the AGM meeting, Ganguly will represent the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), while Rajat Sharma and Mohammed Azharuddin will attend as the representatives of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and Hyderabad Cricket Association, respectively.

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