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BCCI turns into divided house; East Zone wants Amitabh Chaudhary as president

After the sudden death of veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI has turned into a divided house. The East Zone units are deciding to prop up their own candidate for the succession battle.

The East Zone is likely to field joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary of Jharkhand as their candidate for the post of BCCI president.

While Sharad Pawar and Rajeev Shukla's names are doing rounds but both the seasoned politicians might not find it easy to get a proposer and seconder from the Eastern zone where there are as many as six votes comprising of Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tripura and National Cricket Club (NCC).

The officials of East Zone had an informal discussion with each other in the last two days and have come to a conclusion that till 2017, the president should be someone from their own zone.

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