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“New Dadagiri in BCCI!” Twitter reacts as Ganguly officially becomes BCCI chief

Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly officially took over the charge as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday.

The 47-year old succeeds the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which was in-charge for 33 months. Ganguly was unanimously elected as the president. He was formally handed over the charge by N Gopalswami, BCCI Electoral officer, at the General Body meeting chaired by the CoA members. Ganguly becomes the 39th BCCI president.

“I am happy that a cricketer has taken charge. I am sure he will take BCCI to a new height,” CoA member, Diana Edulji said before heading for the meeting.

Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah becomes the secretary while Arun Singh Dhumal takes over the treasurer. For the time being, Ganguly has a 10-month term before going for the mandatory cooling off.

Rajat Sharma, the Delhi and District Cricket Association chief, who attended the meeting hoped that under Ganguly’s leadership, the Board would attain new heights. “It is important to keep differences aside and work for the betterment of the game. I am sure Indian cricket will do good under Ganguly,” he said. Sharma praised the CoA for conducting the elections smoothly as well. “They had limited mandate, and they played their part well. Conducting the election smoothly itself is commendable,” Sharma said.

Former president N. Srinivasan and secretary Niranjan Shah too visited the Board headquarters to congratulate the newly formed body.

Twitter reaction

Here are some really interesting Twitter reactions after the news of Sourav Ganguly’s formal induction in the office was made…

 

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