Sourav Ganguly is all set to take a new responsibility to be the BCCI President. For now, his name has emerged as a consensus candidate to be BCCI’s new President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post. The scores are not settled yet, as the final decision is yet to come.
Dada to take control as BCCI head
October 14 is the last date to file the nomination for BCCI elections which was scheduled to take place on October 23. However, Sourav Ganguly is likely to be the lone candidate and hence, will get elected unchallenged. The 47-year-old former captain and commentator, who is a President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), will leave from his post next year in September 2020 to undergo a mandatory cooling-off period.
“That’s the rule. So we will have to deal with it. My priority will be to look after first-class cricketers. I had requested the CoA and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest,” he told.
A new role and a new responsibility
The choice of President post was always between Ganguly and Brijesh Patel and the former left-hander was finally accepted as a unanimous candidate.
“I am happy with the appointment because this is the time when BCCI’s image has got hampered and it’s a great opportunity for me to do something. Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it’s a big responsibility because it is the biggest organization in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge,” he said.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah is set to become the secretary while Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal will hold the position of treasurer of the BCCI. Source
Player….Captain….BCCI President ♥️
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Dada is backkkkkkkk………😍😍
— Reddypraveen (@reddypraveen735) October 14, 2019
One of the best leader Indian Cricket ever got…🏏
Truly deserving candidate for the post🙏🏻
Many many congratulations dada for appointing the BCCI president.🇮🇳 #Dada#SouravGanguly#BCCIPresident pic.twitter.com/OfhR7keTaw
— PRAVEEN KUMAR (@ImPRAVEEN9795) October 14, 2019
The same BCCI once removed #SouravGanguly from Captaincy. Removed him from Playing 11. Now he is going to head BCCI. Lesson is when life slaps you with hard times, hit life back in swag like Dada.#SouravGanguly pic.twitter.com/cIbProjYqZ
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Bengal Tiger is Back.
This time as an BCCI president…
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Congratulations to the very much deserved and the one the only @SGanguly99 #SouravGanguly. True leadership always emerges be how much they tried to pin you down. Best news for this entire week. 💐. Lead us through shine and high. pic.twitter.com/eTWGEDViMp
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