Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to become the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), after he emerged as the consensus candidate to become the new chief. India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is the younger brother of MoS finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
“My first 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,” said Ganguly to India Today after his name was finalised for the BCCI chief post.
The former opening batsman, considered one of the best Indian skippers, has been holding posts in Cricket Association of Bengal for the past five years where he currently serves as president.
“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 organisation in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge,” he said.
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17 November, 2019