Chirayu Amin, the current IPL chairman, is likely to step down from the position at the BCCI's Annual General Meeting that will be held on September 19 and 20 in Mumbai, ESPNcricinfo has learned. Amin has reportedly told the BCCI he does not have the time to devote to the job and Rajiv Shukla, the current board vice-president from the Central Zone, is the person tipped to take over from him.
Shukla is a union minister in the Indian government and it is believed he could help smooth communication between the BCCI and the government in light of the controversies surrounding the IPL.
Amin may not withdraw into the background, however, and could be interested in the post of treasurer of the BCCI, sources said. To this point, the position had appeared to be a contest between current West Zone vice-president Niranjan Shah and the president of the Maharashtra Cricket Association, Ajay Shirke, who is on the IPL governing council, with Shah thought to have the inside track.