PM Narendra Modi resigns as GCA president, Amit Shah likely to take charge

AHMEDABAD, 31 May-2014, TNN: PM Narendra Modi on Friday stepped down as the president of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA).

While the cricket association has called for a special general body meeting on June 13 to elect a new president, sources say Amit Shah is likely to take charge of GCA. Shah is one of the four vice-presidents of GCA with Parimal Nathwani, Kanhaialal Contractor and Kanti Desai. GCA secretary Rajesh Patel refused to comment on who was to succeed Modi.

PM Narendra Modi resigns as GCA president, Amit Shah likely to take charge

PM Narendra Modi resigns as GCA president, Amit Shah likely to take charge

In 2009, Shah had led a rival faction to end 16-year reign of Narhari Amin, a Congressman who recently joined BJP. Modi, who was the Gujarat chief minister then, was later unanimously elected GCA chief.

With Shah’s name being tossed up as a candidate for the post of the BJP national president, many feel that he may not find time for cricket in the state.

“One doesn’t need the president to oversee day-to-day activities. Even Modi did not get involved in daily affairs.” As the vice-president of the GCA, Shah was a regular in most BCCI AGMs. With West Zone representative Ravi Savant’s tenure coming to an end, there is a possibility of Shah becoming the vice-president of BCCI when new members of the board takes over in September.