MUMBAI, Oct 3: Shashank Manohar is all set to take over as the BCCI president at the Board�s Special General meeting here tomorrow after emerging as the only candidate, marking an unusually smooth transition of power following the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya.
All the six units of East Zone unanimously proposed Manohar�s candidature for the president�s post, reflecting former chief N Srinivasan�s diminishing hold in Board�s power politics.
The 58-year-old Vidarbha-based lawyer will take over the reins of BCCI for the second time after Dalmiya�s sudden demise in Kolkata last month.
With BCCI�s Special General Meeting scheduled tomorrow, Manohar�s appointment to the hot seat is just a mere formality after the scrutiny of the nomination forms showed that all the six East Zone units have separately signed as proposers.
A BCCI by-election needs only one proposer from the zone which is electing the president and Manohar got the nod from all the six associations. Manohar�s was the lone nomination at the end of the 7 pm deadline.
Interestingly, one of the proposers for Manohar was late Jagmohan Dalmiya�s son Avishek, who is representing his family club National Cricket Club (NCC) in the upcoming SGM. Srinivasan will not be attending the meeting with Tamil Nadu Cricket Association being represented by PS Raman. � PTI