Who is Vilasrao Deshmukh?

Updated: 15 July 2011 23:32 IST

Vilasrao Deshmukh, 66, was elected president of the prestigious and rich Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Friday. He defeated former India captain Dileep Vengsarkar in a much-watched election held in Mumbai.

New Delhi:

Vilasrao Deshmukh, 66, was elected president of the prestigious and rich Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Friday. He defeated former India captain Dileep Vengsarkar in a much-watched election held in Mumbai.

Deshmukh, who belongs to the Latur district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, has been associated with the MCA as its joint vice-president since 2009, along with Vengsarkar.

A former Maharashtra chief minister, Deshmukh had the support of Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar, the outgoing MCA president, in this election. Deshmukh is a member of the Rajya Sabha and the Cabinet minister for Science and Technology. His son, Ritesh Deshmukh, is a popular Bollywood actor.

Topics : Cricket Sachin Tendulkar Dilip Vengsarkar Jagmohan Dalmiya
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