BCCI election 2013 September 29, 2013

Srinivasan re-elected, Biswal named IPL chairman

ESPNcricinfo staff

11.35am N Srinivasan has been re-elected the BCCI president for a one-year second term. He was the only contestant for the post: it would have taken nominations from two boards from the south zone to even force an election. However, Srinivasan cannot take charge as president until India's Supreme Court announces its verdict on the Special Leave Petition filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar against the BCCI's probe panel formed to investigate corruption in the IPL. The Supreme Court's next hearing is scheduled for Monday.

The AGM, which began at 11am, continues. Some of the other issues on the table are the selection of other important officials including vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer and IPL chairman. The impasse over the tour to South Africa is also likely to be discussed.

Noon The other big news coming is that - as expected - Sanjay Patel and Anirudh Chaudhury have been named the BCCI secretary and treasurer respectively. Vacancies for these posts were created when Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke resigned in protest against how the inquiry into the IPL betting scandal was handled.

Baroda's Patel was the interim secretary already so this was a mere confirmation. Chaudhury has replaced the interim treasurer Ravi Savant, who is likely to be named the vice-president from the west zone. Haryana Cricket Association's Chaudhury is the son of former BCCI president, Ranbir Mahendra, who was a known Jagmohan Dalmiya ally.

12.15pm Sneh Bansal (north), Ravi Savant (west) and Rajiv Shukla (central) have replaced Arun Jaitley, Niranjan Shah and Sudhir Dabir as vice-presidents. Shivlal Yadav and Chitrak Mitra have held on to their vice-presidency from south and east zone.

Jaitley, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, is understood to have pulled out because he will be busy with next year's general elections. Shah and Dabir, though, are understood to be from the anti-Srinivasan camp. Shah's replacement - Savant - emerged as a Srinivasan ally during the betting scandal, and was even the interim treasurer after Shirke resigned. Vidarbha's Dabir is considered to be a Shashank Manohar-Sharad Pawar man. His replacement, Shukla, a junior minister in the national government who resigned as IPL chairman, is considered to be the BCCI's problem solver in New Delhi.

1.15pm After long deliberation, Ranjib Biswal, the Orissa Cricket Association chief, has been named the IPL chairman. Biswal, who was the team manager when India won the World Cup in 2011, and Jagmohan Dalmiya, who is the interim president in Srinivasan's absence, were the two leading candidates for the post last night. The decision on the IPL chairman has featured the longest debate so far in the AGM.

Biswal, a former Orissa allrounder with five first-class hundreds and 153 wickets in 41 matches, was also been the National Cricket Academy (NCA) chairman in the past. Kerala's TC Mathew will now replace him as NCA chairman. Biswal also captained India Under-19 in 1989

1.30pm Among other appointments, Andhra's G Ganga Raju has been named the head of the BCCI's finance committee. Andhra's staying with Srinivasan was crucial because only a split in the south zone could have caused an election for the president post. Raju has replaced Jyotiraditya Scindia, one of the first to openly question Srinivasan's continuing as the president.

Jharkhand's Amitabh Choudhary has replaced Jammu & Kashmir's Farooq Abdullah as the head of the marketing committee. This committee might have a lot of work ahead. The search for a title sponsor is already on, and if Sahara doesn't continue its deal a new team sponsor will need to be found.

1.40pm In a politician-for-politician switch, Rajiv Shukla has replaced Arun Jaitley as the head of the tour, programme and fixture committee.

Goa's Vinod Phadke is the new media committee chief, replacing Rajasthan's CP Joshi.

1.50pm First minor surprise of the day. Former Baroda batsman Connor Williams has replaced former India wicket-keeper Chandrakant Pandit in the junior selection committee.

2.20pm A new committee to promote cricket in north-eastern parts of India has been formed. Jagmohan Dalmiya will head the north-east development committee. Currently there are two Ranji teams from the north-east: Assam and Tripura