Sourav Ganguly to take over as BCCI President
One of India’s most decorated captains Sourav Ganguly will take over as the 39th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai today at its Annual General Meeting. This will end the 33-month reign of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). Mr Ganguly is the unanimous nomination for the post of BCCI President along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay as the Secretary. Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand is the new Vice President.
Former BCCI President and current Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur’s younger brother Arun Dhumal is the Treasurer. Kerala’s Jayesh George is the Joint Secretary.
Mr Ganguly will have a curtailed tenure of around nine months as he would need to demit office by the end of July next year. This will be in consonance with the provisions of a new constitution which makes ‘Cooling-Off’ period mandatory after six years in office.