ICC chairman and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association chief N Srinivasan arrived in Nagpur on Wednesday evening by a special flight and met the former BCCI president and Mumbai Cricket Association chief Sharad Pawar, who is currently on a tour to drought-hit Vidarbha.
Srinivasan has come reportedly to discuss the strategy for electing the new BCCI chief, sources told CNN-IBN.
Pawar, who arrived in Nagpur on September 21 after attending funeral of BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata, will be in the city till September 25.
The two had been bitter rivals but of late there’s been a thaw. Srinivasan’s loyalists, on the other hand, will be having an informal meeting in Bangalore on Saturday. It’s East Zone’s turn to nominate the president until 2017 and BCCI joint-secretary Amitabh Chaudhary might emerge as a consensus candidate from the region, a development Srinivasan won’t mind.
In Delhi, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur will sit with his supporters. Thakur represented Pawar’s panel in the last AGM. It would be interesting to see what he does in the post-Dalmiya era. IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla is likely to be present in the meeting.