Sourav Ganguly to take charge as BCCI President on 23rd of October
Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly filed his nomination to be the President of BCCI on 14th October 2019. The man filed a nomination unopposed and so will take charge of the office on the 23rd of October. According to the reports, Sourav Ganguly has never expressed his interest in taking up the role and it came as a surprise to everyone when his selection was announced.
Sourav Ganguly, 47, had been the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team for a few years during which he earned the name of one of the most successful captains in modern times. He was ranked the sixth Greatest ODI Batsmen of all time after Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones, and Michael Bevan by Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack.
Sourav Ganguly arrived at the BCCI Office to file his nomination along with other elect members like Jay Shah. He soon tweeted a photo with his new team, the other elect members Anurag Thakur, Arun Dhamal, Mahim Verma, and Jayesh George. Of these, Jay Shah is going to be the new Secretary of BCCI, Anurag Thakur will be the new board’s Treasurer, Jayesh George will be Joint Secretary, and Mahim Verma will be the Vice President.
After the nomination, Ganguly had said to the media that First-Class Cricket will always be his priority. He mentioned of India getting its Fair Share at ICC and repairing BCCI’s image. He also said he had a lot of work to do and that India’s administration must be the best in the world. Ganguly is a part-time commentator at ICC events, is a cricket expert on television programs and hosts a television show.
He is also the advisor to IPL Franchise Delhi Capitals (Formerly Delhi Daredevils). Ganguly will hold the position of BCCI President till September 2020 and will have a cooling period after. He can take up the media roles after his job at the BCCI.