Chandigarh: If one takes Sharad Pawar’s words at face value, then he’ll actually have nothing to do with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
But will it really be so?
Late on Friday, after being declared elected unopposed as the Mumbai Cricket Association president, Pawar told the media: “Basically, I have no time for the BCCI...
“I might attend meetings, but not for any (official post)... I don’t have time for responsibilities.”
Till Pawar’s comments, he was seen as the face of the opposition to BCCI president Narayanswamy Srinivasan and a possible candidate in the next elections, in September 2014.
“Pawar could be persuaded to review his stand... In any case, he’ll be the rallying figure for those who don’t like Srinivasan and were waiting for his return to cricket administration,” a well-placed source told The Telegraph.
This is Pawar’s second innings in the Association, from where he went on to head the BCCI and the International Cricket Council.
Meanwhile, two former India players (Lalchand Rajput, Abey Kuruvilla) have made the Association's managing committee.
Ravi Savant is now a vice-president.