Rajeev Shukla: News

Rajeev Shukla is a former Indian journalist, politician, and political commentator who has served as the former chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also serves as a member of the Indian National Congress (INC), as of 2021. In 2013, he resigned as IPL’s Chairman after he was accused of corruption and spot-fixing scandal in the IPL. However, BCCI again appointed him unanimously in 2015. Shukla was elected the Vice President of BCCI unopposed in 2020. He was born on September 13, 1959, in Uttar Pradesh and completed his education at Christ College, Kanpur, and Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma College. After completing his studies, he worked as a reporter for the Hindi daily newspaper ‘Jansatta.’ He continued working there till 1985 and later joined Ravivar Magazine as a special correspondent. Following this, Shukla became the senior editor of the magazine before he was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2020. Initially, he was a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party where he won by a large margin of votes. Later, Shukla was appointed as a Congress party spokesperson after the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress party merged with Indian National Congress in 2003.

Roger Binny to succeed Sourav Ganguly as BCCI President: Report

Former Indian all-rounder, Roger Binny, is likely to succeed Sourav Ganguly as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, the Times of India reported on Tuesday.

12 Nov 2021

Mumbai Police

Wife of Dawood's aide accuses Hardik Pandya, Shukla of rape

The wife of gangster Riyaz Bhati has filed an application with the Mumbai Police, accusing him of rape and forcing her into prostitution.

Absence of foreign stars won't affect schedule of IPL: BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, Vice-President Rajeev Shukla has clarified that the 2021 Indian Premier League will resume even if the foreign players remain unavailable.

IPL 2018: Play-offs and final to start at 7 PM

2018 Indian Premier League will see the play-offs, including the final, being held an hour earlier after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) gave their nod.

IPL 2018: Play-off matches to be held an hour earlier?

With the 8 pm matches of 2018 IPL often ending around midnight, the Governing Council is contemplating to schedule play-offs an hour earlier.

IPL 2018: DRS will be used in this edition

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has confirmed that the Decision Review System (DRS) will be used in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.

Vinod Rai led-CoA wants BCCI officials axed

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) continues to remain at loggerheads with BCCI's office-bearers and now seeks their removal.

22 Oct 2017


BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's Twitter popularity

Rahul Gandhi's recent resurgence on Twitter has triggered a war of words between BJP and Congress members after an ANI news report suggested that 'bots' or web robots were mass retweeting Rahul Gandhi's tweets.