“A Candidate’s Nomination should have been physically signed by a Proposer and Seconder,” says BCCI’s electoral officer￼
The list of state association representatives to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a few surprises, both inclusions as well as exclusions while the big surprise is the presence of Roger Binny’s name in the list, also called Electoral Rolls.
The list of state association representatives to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a few surprises, both inclusions as well as exclusions.
For the record, the surprise element here is in the context of the rule that only a representative of a state association can participate and contest in the BCCI elections.
The big surprise is the presence of Roger Binny’s name in the list, also called the Electoral Rolls. The former India all-rounder and selector come in the place of Santosh Menon, the secretary of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), who had been the KSCA representative at the AGM.
By sending the name of Binny, whether the KSCA is expecting a situation in the BCCI regulation involves interest. The grapevine in the BCCI is that Binny, the president of the KSCA, may land a position.
Another missing name is that of Avishek Dalmiya, who was believed to be in contention for a BCCI position. With Sourav Ganguly becoming the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) representative to the AGM, it is currently certain that the son of former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya will not be part of the next dispensation of the board.
The rule circulated by BCCI electoral officer AK Joti, reads:
“A Candidate’s Nomination should have been physically signed by a Proposer and Seconder, who shall each be a Representative of an eligible Full Member with all details as prescribed in the “Nomination Cum Affidavit Form” as Annexure II (Form A/ Form B/ Form C).”
Among other names in the rolls is Anirudh Chaudhry, the former treasurer of the BCCI who represents Haryana, Vaibhav Gehlot, the son of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Mohammed Azharuddin from Hyderabad, Jaydev Shah from Saurashtra.
Adwait Manohar, the son of former BCCI and ICC head Shashank Manohar, is the representative of Vidarbha, Pranav Amin, the son of former IPL chairman Chirayu Amin, comes from Baroda, and Rohan Jaitley, the son of late Arun Jaitley – a former BCCI stalwart and a former finance minister of the country. Jaitley Jr is the nominee from the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).
Jay Shah is the representative from Gujarat while Arun Singh Dhumal has been selected by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
Ashish Shelar, who is generally tipped to challenge for the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president post, is the chosen one of the MCA. He was initially thought to be in the race for a position in the BCCI but if he contests for the MCA job, he cannot hold a position in the BCCI. He appears to have picked the MCA.
As of Thursday (October 6), only 35 of the 38 state units have nominated their representatives as Railways, Services and Universities have requested the electoral officer for more time.
As per the election timeline, the nominations can be filed on October 11 and 12, scrutiny of the nominations is on October 13 and the withdrawal date is October 14. The elections are, of course, on October 18, the day of the AGM.
The elections will be held for five office-bearer roles: president, vice president, secretary, joint secretary, and treasurer;
“one Elective post of Member of the Apex Council under; Two (02) Elective posts of Members of the Governing Council.”Effectively among 35 representatives named in the rolls, eight can get elected to various positions.
BCCI Electoral Rolls/State Representatives:
1. Andhra Cricket Association: P. Sarath Chandra Reddy
2. Arunachal Cricket Association: Nabam Vivek
3. Assam Cricket Association: Devajit Saikia
4. Baroda Cricket Association: Pranav Amin
5. Bihar Cricket Association: Rakesh Kumar Tiwary
6. Chhattisgarh State Cricket: Sangh Prabhtej Singh Bhatia
7. Cricket Association of Mizoram: M Khairul Jamal Majumdar
8. Cricket Association of Pondicherry: P Damodaran
9. Cricket Association of Uttarakhand: Mahim Verma
10. Delhi & District Cricket Association: Rohan Jaitley
11. Goa Cricket Association: Suraj L Lotlikar
12. Gujarat Cricket Association: Jay Shah
13. Haryana Cricket Association: Anirudh Chaudhary
14. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association: Arun Singh Dhumal
15. Hyderabad Cricket Association: Mohammed Azharuddin
16. Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association: Anil Gupta
17. Jharkhand Cricket Association: Debashish Chakraborty
18. Karnataka State Cricket Association: Roger Michael Binny
19. Kerala Cricket Association: Jayesh George
20. Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association: Abhilash Khandekar
21. Maharashtra Cricket Association: Bagban Riyaz
22. Manipur Cricket Association: Rajkumar Imo Singh
23. Meghalaya Cricket Association: Gideon L Kharkongor
24. Mumbai Cricket Association: Ashish Babaji Shelar
25. Nagaland Cricket Association: Kechangulie Rio
26. Odisha Cricket Association: Sanjay Behera
27. Punjab Cricket Association: Gulzarinder Singh Chahal
28. Rajasthan Cricket Association: Vaibhav Gehlot
29. Saurashtra Cricket Association: Jaydev Niranjan Shah
30. Sikkim Cricket Association Lobzang G. Tenzing
31. Tamil Nadu Cricket Association: RS Ramaswamy
32. The Cricket Association of Bengal: Sourav Ganguly
33. Tripura Cricket Association: Tapan Lodh
34 Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association: Rajeev Shukla
35. Vidarbha Cricket Association: Adwait Manohar