The great game of BCCI

March 08 2015

The recent elections of BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) turned out to be quite interesting. Though under compulsion, Srinivasan group joined hands with Jagmohan Dalmia faction to defeat Sharad Pawar’s chances. Even though BJP openly supported Pawar, in fact Amit Shah and Sharad Pawar had a long discussion on this issue. If Arun Jaitley had not left for US for his wife’s treatment, the elections wouldn’t have taken place and a joint panel would have been worked out. Rajiv Shukla lost his treasurer’s post merely by single vote and till the end no one was aware that Srinivasan tied up with Shivlal Yadav and Baroda and changed the equations. Anurag Thakur’s victory for the post of secretary means a lot for Jaitley’s faction, Jaitley had spoken over phone with Sharad Pawar for Anurag Thakur. Anurag had gone to Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule as well with his request. Sources tell that Supriya took up Anurag’s case with his father and asked his blessings. Even Amit Shah spoke for Anurag Thakur with Pawar and Anurag ended in a win-win situation. Otherwise also, Sharad Pawar’s position has suffered much in the recent BCCI and Srinivasan is at his crest. Though in helpless, Srinivasan’s friendship with Dalmia has brought new dimensions to the politics of Indian cricket.

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