The 33-year-old Jay Shah is likely to become the youngest Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president.
The Supreme Court accepted a plea by the board to amend its constitution, allowing Sourav Ganguly and Shah to continue as president and secretary for one more term.
However, according to The Indian Express, 15 state associations have backed Shah for the BCCI’s top post.
The apex body of Indian cricket will call its annual meeting and ask the state associations for a fresh election after the Apex Court’s verdict.
The current BCCI office-bearers will complete their three-year term in September, and a fresh election will be held.
The Indian Express spoke to 15 state associations, and all backed Shah to replace Ganguly.
Many members felt the Indian Premier League could take place during the Covid-19 time due to Jay Shah.
“It’s high time Shah takes charge of the Indian board, and all associations are ready to back him,” a vital member of a state association said.
Shah and Ganguly came on board in October 2019 after the Lodha Committee recommendations