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Sharad Pawar      

Full name Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar

Born December 12, 1940, Baramati, Pune district, Maharashtra

Current age 73 years 213 days

Relation Father-in-law - SG Shinde

Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar
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Sharad Pawar is one of India's powerful regional politicians, perennially on the cusp of becoming prime minister. The closest he got - and perhaps ever will - was following Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, when Narasimha Rao got the job. When he first became a state minister, way back in 1966, Pawar's only connection to cricket was a tenuous one - his father-in-law, Sadu Shinde, was a Test legspinner, who toured England in 1946. But over the years Pawar's involvement with the game and its administration deepened. In 2001 he defeated Ajit Wadekar, the former India Test captain, in a fractious election to take over the reins of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Right away he was to demonstrate what he was capable of. He buried the hatchet with his just-defeated rival, solved outstanding problems on a war footing, and drew up ambitious plans for the expansion of Mumbai cricket far beyond the confines of the city.

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Jun 28, 2012

ICC president Alan Isaac with his predecessor Sharad Pawar, Kuala Lumpur, June 28, 2012

ICC president Alan Isaac with his predecessor Sharad Pawar

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Jun 26, 2012

The ICC president Sharad Pawar chairs the Executive Board meeting at the annual conference, Kuala Lumpur, June 26, 2012

The ICC president Sharad Pawar chairs the Executive Board meeting

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May 30, 2012

ICC cricket committee during its annual meeting, London, May 30, 2012

ICC cricket committee during its annual meeting

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ICC president 2010-12

Tour Results
Australia v India at Brisbane - Mar 4, 2008
India won by 9 runs
Australia v India at Sydney - Mar 2, 2008
India won by 6 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 26, 2008
India won by 7 wickets (with 106 balls remaining)
Australia v India at Sydney - Feb 24, 2008
Australia won by 18 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Feb 19, 2008
India won by 2 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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