"A good consensus was worked out 15 days back. It was decided that (BCCI President Ranbir Singh) Mahendra will continue for another year following which Pawar would take over the reigns in 2006," Abdullah told newspersons here today.
Incidentally, the Farooq Abdullah-led J-K Cricket Association has nominated Pawar as the candidate for the top job in BCCI in today's AGM.
Abdullah said as it was the West Zone's turn next year to get the President's post, the Pawar group had wanted that Mahendra vacate the post next year.
This would have allowed the Maratha strongman to take over the reigns of BCCI. "The Dalmiya group initially agreed to it but later went back on its word and said that they wanted Mahendra to be in the post till he completed his three-year tenure," Abdullah said.
Mahendra had become Associate President in 2004 and as per BCCI constitution can continue till the 2007 AGM