The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced that Rajeev Shukla will continue as the IPL chairman for the fresh season starting April 5, 2017.

Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), led by Vinod Rai, is currently looking after the functioning of the Indian board.

There were speculations of a new name to be announced as the chairman, though COA decided to retain Shukla, who has been the IPL chairman for past two seasons.   

However, the COA had earlier barred Shukla, along with other BCCI officials, from attending the IPL auction in Bangalore. The 57-year-old still managed to attend the players’ auction.