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India ex-captain to be named new BCCI president

Highlights

  • Saurav Ganguly set to be appointed as the new president of the BCCI.
  • Jay Shah will be appointed as the new secretary and Arun Dhumal will be appointed as the new treasurer.
  • Ganguly will begin his tenure for a period of 9 months after his compulsory cooling off period.

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is set to be appointed as the new president of the BCCI. Ganguly is currently the Cricket Association of Bengal’s president. He faced stiff competition from Brijesh Thakur who was supposed to take over the role of BCCI president. 

Sourav Ganguly will be joined by Jay Shah, the son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who will be unveiled as the new secretary. Arun Dhumal, who is the brother of former BCCI president Anurag Thakur, will be selected as the new treasurer. 

Dada takes over BCCI

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) was appointed by the Supreme Court to manage the day to day functioning of the BCCI, three years ago. Since then, the BCCI, not used to being governed by anyone else, has faced a lot of issues. And Sourav Ganguly will be the man to resolve those issues.

The 33-month term of the CoA will come to an end after Ganguly and his team take up the roles assigned to them.

Ganguly will be taking up the role of the BCCI president once his tenure with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) comes to an end. He has been serving as CAB’s president for 5 years now and will take on the new challenging presidential role after he serves a compulsory cooling-off period after resigning from his post in September 2020.

“That’s the rule. So we will have to deal with it. My first priority will be to look after first-class cricketers. I had requested to the CoA, and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest, said Ganguly in an interview. 

Since the image of the BCCI has taken a beating, Sourav Ganguly hopes to clean the mess and give the BCCI a fresh look.

Ganguly took over the captain armband of the Indian team in 2000 when there were reports of match-fixing. Since then he has become one of the most respected captains in Indian cricket history. In his captaincy tenure, he was responsible for instilling a belief in Indian people’s minds that the team could win overseas once again. He gave chances to young emerging talents who we know today as some of the finest cricketers such as MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan etc. 

With only 9 months to prove himself, Ganguly will be looking to make an impact on the way BCCI has been operating for the last few years, and we wish Dada best luck for his new role.

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