In fact a senior BCCI functionary confirmed that Shirke's was the only nomination for the secretary's post.
"His (Shirke) was the only nomination received today," the official told PTI on Tuesday.
Shirke became the secretary in July after Anurag Thakur was elevated as the president with Shashank Manohar opting to quit BCCI for the ICC chairmanship.
Shirke is the supremo of the Maharashtra Cricket Association and known to be close to former BCCI and ICC president Sharad Pawar.
Later Tuesday, the BCCI confirmed that only Shirke's nomination was received for the post of secretary.
"The Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has proposed Dr. Venkatesh Prabhu Dessai as its nominee to attend the 87th AGM," the BCCI release added.