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Pawar to attend BCCI AGM
Thursday 26 February 2015

Mumbai Cricket Association President Sharad Pawar is all set to attend the BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled on March 2, at Chennai.

"He will be attending the BCCI AGM as an MCA representative. We have already sent his name to the BCCI," MCA sources said.

Pawar, who headed the Board from 2005-08 was also the ICC chief from 2010-12, had earlier said that he wasn't too eager to contest for the top job at the upcoming BCCI election.

"I have not decided on it. Basically I am not eager (to contest for president's post)," Pawar said.

Pawar is considered as one of the contenders to take over BCCI's reins from the faction which is close to president-in-exile N Srinivasan.

As per a recent Supreme Court verdict, Srinivasan cannot contest the upcoming BCCI elections unless he disassociates himself from his Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings on the ground of conflict of interest.

MCA sources had earlier said, Pawar, if he jumps into the fray, was confident of getting the requisite support from the East Zone as well as the rest of the Board if it comes to a contest with the ruling faction.

This time it's the turn of East Zone to propose and second the candidature of BCCI president.

Meanwhile, a routine MCA Managing Committee meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled ahead of the AGM.

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