Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain appointed as the new BCCI president who is all set to take the responsibility soon. Earlier reports suggested that N. Srinivasan's man Brijesh Patel would be the new president of the BCCI but after some discussion, Sourav Ganguly emerged as the new president. On Monday, Ganguly filed the nomination and since all the candidates have emerged unopposed, no election will be held as well.
Although everything was going well for Patel until 9:30 on Sunday night till a few members suggested that the person, who was the reason behind the board had to face a tough phase for the past few years, or his man can’t be brought back again.
Then Anurag Thakur, the former president also suggested Sourav Ganguly’s name and got the backing from the North-Eastern as well as the Western states also. Ganguly’s tenure will only be for 10 months after the three-year period which will start as per the rules set by the Lodha Committee.
Sourav Ganguly has been associated with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) administration for the past five years and according to Lodha Committee recommendations, an administrator can only be in that position for six years.
On Monday, Ganguly shared that he wants to do something good as he is taking over the responsibility of the board at that time when the situation is not too good.
“Obviously, it’s a great feeling as I have played for the country and captained the country. And I am taking over at a time when BCCI has not been in greatest of position for the last three years. Its image has got hampered quite a lot. It’s a great opportunity for me to do something good,” said Sourav Ganguly to PTI.
However, he has planned to meet all the stakeholders in Indian cricket and wants to do those things that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) hasn’t done yet for 33 months. Even he shared his first priority would be to look after the “first-class cricketers”
“We will speak to everyone first as we take a decision but my biggest priority will be to look after first class cricketers. I had requested that to the CoA for three years and they didn’t listen. That’s the first thing I will do, look after the financial health of our first-class cricketers,” added Ganguly.
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