"This (BCCI) is a democratic body and a democratic body must go through a democratic process," Abdullah said on his arrival here.
Abdullah, who is aligned to the opposition group led by Maharashtra strongman Sharad Pawar, evaded a direct reply on whether the NCP leader would file his nomination for the President's post from J and K, saying "that will be known on the floor of the meeting." The former J and K Chief Minister, however, said he would chalk out a strategy with I S Bindra, spearheading the dissident faction, for the election.
"I and Bindra will sit down and chalk out a good strategy for the good of India's cricket which is our top priority." Pawar, who also arrived along with Abdullah, declined to speak to the media.
BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla said "there will be election and we hope that it will be held in a healthy atmosphere.