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Basu likely to be next ICC president, poll on March 30.

SANTHOSH CHANDRAN DOHA THE Indian embassy in Qatar on Thursday received 12 nominations for the Indian Cultural Centre's (ICC) management committee polls. The election is scheduled to be held at ICC's Ashoka Hall on March 30.

The president and five management committee members will be separately elected by the members.

The Indian envoy, who is the patron of the ICC, will nominate five members after the election.

Tarun Kumar Basu, currently the ICC general secretary, is the only candidate in the fray for the president's post. Basu has already filed his nomination. If Basu wins, he will be the new president for the next two years.

According to the rules, the ICC's new body will consist of a president and 10 management committee members. It is slated to come into existence on March 30.

Deputy Mission of Indian embassy and Chief Coordinating Officer of ICC Sanjiv Kohli said, "Candidates will be allowed a week's time to withdraw their nomination. The names on the final nomination list will be clear by March 22." Sources said the candidates who submitted their nominations are Sam Kuruvila, Vandoor Aboobacker, Girish Kumar, Gopinath, Saqib Raza Khan, Syed Ali, Anandan, Ganguly, Satish, PK Aboobacker and P Unnikrishnan.

The present committee is headed by KM Varghese. He will complete his two-year term on March 30. The office-bearers who served the ICC for two terms were barred from contesting the election.

ICC is the official body of the Indian expatriate community, functioning under the patronage of the embassy to promote sports and cultural activities of their native country in Qatar.

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Date:Mar 16, 2012
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