Former Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Shukla will again hold the post of vice-chairman of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI), as the members have unanimously decided to select the senior Congress leader for the post. Shukla had earlier held the post of vice-president while N Srinivasan was the chairman and was the popular chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council.
Shukla’s name was proposed by Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Rohan Jaitley, which was approved by Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand. Verma left the post earlier this year. It was only after Verma stepped down from the post of BCCI vice-president that Shukla was likely to hold this position.
It is learned that Shukla will not have to go for a cooling off period as the post of IPL chairman does not come under the tenure of the officer.
Shukla’s official election will be held during the BCCI’s annual general meeting to be held in Ahmedabad on 24 December. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel and Khairul Jamal (Maimon) Majumdar are two members who have been re-elected to the IPL Governing Council.