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The News Minute | April 6, 2015 | 8:33 p.m. IST Congress Member of Parliament Rajeev Shukla was appointed the new chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Monday, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release said. Shukla resigned from the post of IPL chairman in June, 2013, following a scandal over corruption and spot-fixing in the tournament. Shukla, a former senior vice-president of the BCCI, had lost in the recent Board election. He had contested for the position of the treasurer and lost to Anirudh Chaudhary. He replaces Ranjib Biswal who was the interim chairman of the council. Biswal conducted the 2014 IPL in collaboration with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was appointed as the BCCI interim president by the Supreme Court of India. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and current team director Ravi Shastri were also named in the governing council. The national selection committee led by Sandeep Patil was retained. President Jagmohan Dalmiya will head the Constitution Review committee.  Ex-captain Anil Kumble will continue as the chairman of the technical committee while Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia will head the finance committee. The media committee will be chaired by Biswarup Dey. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur will head a newly-formed affiliations committee. Goa's Chetan Desai will head the marketing committee and Andhra Pradesh's Gokaraju Gangaraju will head the tours and programmes committee. The 2015 IPL is set to begin on April 8 in Kolkata with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) taking on Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens. IANS
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