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Shirke elected unopposed as BCCI secretary

September 21, 2016 15:53 IST

IMAGE: BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke. Photograph: BCCI.

Incumbent Ajay Shirke was on Wednesday elected unopposed as the BCCI Secretary at the Board's 87th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai.

Shirke was the lone BCCI functionary to file his nomination for the post on Tuesday.

The 62-year-old became the secretary in July after Anurag Thakur was elevated as the President with Shashank Manohar opting to quit BCCI for the ICC chairmanship.

Shirke is the supremo of the Maharashtra Cricket Association and known to be close to former BCCI and ICC President Sharad Pawar.

The election of the Honorary Secretary's position was necessitated in accordance with Rule 13 (a) (ii) of the BCCI's existing Memorandum of Rules and Regulations.

Shirke had been nominated by President Anurag Thakur after the latter was elevated to the helm of affairs of the beleaguered Board on May 22 following the resignation tendered by Manohar.

Shirke was to hold office till Wednesday's AGM. 

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