New Delhi: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is all set to become the next chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India after the affiliated units of the cricket board unanimously selected his name for the top post.
On Tuesday, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag congratulated Ganguly and said his appointment to the top post of BCCI is a great sign for Indian cricket. “Congratulations Dada Sourav Ganguly. Der hai, andher nahi. Great signs for Indian Cricket. May this stint be an extension of the tremendous contribution you have already had on Indian cricket,” Sehwag tweeted.
Ganguly filed his nomination at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday and said that taking care of first-class cricketers and setting the house in order will be his top priority.
However, Ganguly’s appointment will be a short one as he will have to go in for a cooling off period from September 2020, under the new rules.
The former India captain has been holding posts in CAB for the past five years where he currently serves as president. An administrator can only serve six years on the trot.
On October 23, the CoA will hand over power to the BCCI office-bearers.
Meet the new ‘wise men’ who are set to rule the game!
Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly who is all set to become Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) President, on Tuesday shared a picture with all men who are likely to hold respectable positions in the board.
In the picture, Ganguly can be seen with Jay Shah (set to become Secretary), Jayesh George (set to become BCCI Joint Secretary), Anurag Thakur and Arun Dhumal ( set to become Treasurer). Ganguly shared the picture on Twitter and wrote: “The new team at @bcci…hopefully we can work well…Anurag Thakur thank you for seeing this through @ianuragthakur”.
Ganguly on Monday had said that “it is a very important time in Indian cricket administration” after filing nomination for BCCI President.
“It is a very important time in the Indian cricket administration because of all that’s happened in the last three years. To be in a position where I can make a difference along with the team would be extremely satisfying. Hopefully, in the next few months we can put everything in place and bring back normalcy in Indian cricket,” Ganguly had told reporters.
Ganguly, however, will be able to serve as BCCI President only until September 2020. He has been holding posts in the CAB for the past five years where he currently serves as President. An administrator can only serve six years on the trot.
The BCCI elections are scheduled to be held on October 23.