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Who will be BCCI's acting chief?

January 02, 2017 19:23 IST

As of now, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, along with GM MV Sridhar, is likely to look after the day-to-day functioning of the board.

Sourav Ganguly

IMAGE: As of now there is no clarity on Sourav Ganguly's position as he is not a vice-president. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Supreme Court removing Anurag Thakur from the president's post, the BCCI is in a fix over who to nominate among its five vice-presidents as the acting chief of the beleaguered cricket body.

At the moment, veteran Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) official CK Khanna, who is vice-president from Central Zone and VP for third time, is the senior most.

However, observer for DDCA Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal, in a scathing report submitted to Delhi High Court, termed Khanna as a "pernicious influence".

It is unlikely for Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramanium to not take into cognisance the observations of a legal luminary like Justice Mudgal.

Apart from Khanna, there is Gautam Roy of Assam Cricket Association, who is in his second term as vice president and has been ACA president from early 2000 to 2015.

But Delloitte's internal report about Assam had been adverse and that was when Roy was president.

However, both Khanna and Roy have been part of their respective state association for more than a decade and will have to go into compulsory cooling-off period.

Ditto for G Ganga Raju, who had a decade long tenure at AndhraCA and may have to go for cooling-off.

As of now, there is no clarity on Sourav Ganguly's position as he is not a vice-president. Even Ganguly would complete a three-year tenure in office the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and hence could be ineligible for the post.

As of now, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, along with GM MV Sridhar, is likely to look after the day-to-day functioning of the board.

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