The chair has been lying vacant since Dalmiya died in Kolkata on September 20. As per BCCI's constitution, a notification for a SGM to nominate a successor has to be issued within 15 days of the incumbent's death.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said Manohar is the only candidate for the top post. A SGM will be held here tomorrow where a decision regarding the vacant chair will be taken.

Manohar, a lawyer by profession, earlier held the post from 2008 to 2011. "Shashank Manohar is the only candidate for the BCCI president's post. A decision regarding it will be taken in BCCI's SGM in Mumbai on October 4," Thakur had stated on the sidelines of the T20 practice match between India A and the visiting South African team in New Delhi on September 29.

Manohar emerged as a consensus candidate among East Zone units whose turn it is to nominate a president till 2017. Any candidate for the BCCI top job will need a proposer from the eastern region.

It was earlier believed the Tripura Cricket Association or National Cricket Club will propose Manohar's candidature. But it is now believed former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who succeeded Dalmiya as the new Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president, is likely to propose Manohar's name for the post.

Latest News from India News Desk