Sourav Ganguly to be BCCI’s next president
Sourav Ganguly former Indian captian’s name has been doing rounds as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In a dramatic turn of events, Ganguly emerged as unanimous candidate for the top role after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the desired post.
Jay Shah, son of Union home minister Amit Shah is likely to be the new secretary, while Arun Dhumal could be the new treasurer. Dhumal is the younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
Monday is the last day to file nomination but no election is likely be held since all candidates have emerged unopposed after weeks of promoting and hectic meetings.
The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, (CAB) will have to resign his post on September 2020, if elected, as he will go into compulsory cooling off period.
Brijesh, backed by Tamil Nadu strongman N. Srinivasan, emerged presidential candidate when Ganguly remained non-committal on campaigning for the BJP in the 2021 state assembly elections.
However, when most of the state units opposed the ‘understanding’, things changed dramatically. The choice for president’s post has been between Ganguly and Patel and the former is reportedly to be accepted as an unanimous candidate.
When the new office bearers undertake office, it will end a 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators, which called shots in running the cricket affairs in the country post Lodha Committee reforms.
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