Pawar allowed to hold 2 posts
Sharad Pawar, the International Cricket Council (ICC) vice-president, will continue as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till the end of his term in September. The ICC has amended its constitution during its annual conference to clarify that its vice-president, like the president, cannot hold dual posts. However, Pawar has been allowed a "grace period" to hold both posts since his term as BCCI president ends in another three months.
"I can confirm that Mr Pawar has decided to continue as BCCI president till September," Niranjan Shah, the secretary of the Indian board, said. "Anyway, I believe the next ICC meeting he is scheduled to attend as its vice president comes after he steps down from the BCCI, so this is just a matter of procedure."
David Morgan, the ICC's new president, had similarly stayed on as ECB chairman for a few months after he was named as president-elect last year, till Giles Clarke took over the England board.
It was previously believed that Pawar would have to step down from the BCCI, in favour of an interim three-month arrangement in India, as soon as his role in the ICC was formalised at the annual conference. Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president-elect, will take over from Pawar at the Indian board's annual meeting in September.