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New IPL Governing Chairman

download (14)Rajeev Shukla was on Monday re-appointed chairman of the powerful IPL Governing Council, ending a month-long suspense over the selection of the top post of the cash-rich league.Former Union minister and Congress leader Shukla was the IPL chairman till 2013 when he resigned from the post in the aftermath of the IPL ‘spot-fixing’ scandal.After intense speculation over who will take charge of the league with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, Ajay Shirke and Ranjib Biswal being the others in the fray, Shukla ultimately emerged as a consensus candidate. Shukla’s appointment came just one day before opening ceremony of the IPL-8 in Kolkata.“I am grateful to the BCCI leadership for entrusting this job to me. With my past experience as IPL chairman, whatever improvement is required, I will try to do it,” he said. Shukla was the IPL chairman till 2013 when he resigned from the post in the aftermath of the IPL ‘spot-fixing’ scandal. IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony: Music usage fee dispute settled ahead of star-studded event,He replaces Ranjib Biswal, who was the interim chairman of the council.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and current team director Ravi Shastri were also named in the governing council.
After intense speculation over who will take charge of the league with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, Ajay Shirke and Ranjib Biswal being the others in the fray, Shukla ultimately emerged as a consensus candidate. Shukla’s appointment came just one day before the opening ceremony of the IPL-8 in Kolkata. IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony: Thunderstorm threatens to spoil star-studded event
A new committee called Affiliations Committee headed by Anurag Thakur has been formed while president Jagmohan Dalmiya he will now chair the Constitution Review Committee with Shukla for company.
The Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) sub-committee has been put on hold for the time being.