MUMBAI: In a sensational unforeseen development, previous chief Sourav Ganguly rose as agreement possibility to be BCCI’s new president after Brijesh Patel seemed to have gotten the desired post.
Association Home Minister Amit Shah’s child Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is more youthful sibling of MoS Finance and previous BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
Monday is the latest day to record selection yet no political decision will be held since all up-and-comers have developed unopposed following quite a while of campaigning and feverish conferences.
Sourav Ganguly likely to be new BCCI president
The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is right now the leader of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), should demit his post in September, 2020 as he will go into obligatory chilling period.
Ganguly, one of the best Indian skippers, will turn another leaf yet for 10 months even as another part begins in Indian cricket.
Normally like his managerial master Jagmohan Dalmiya, Ganguly pulled a match that looked everything except lost till he pulled it off ultimately.
Brijesh, backed by Tamil Nadu strongman N Srinivasan, emerged presidential candidate when Ganguly remained non-committal on campaigning for the BJP in the 2021 state assembly elections.
However, when most of the state units opposed the ‘understanding’, things changed dramatically.
“Yes, Brijesh was running for the president’s post with N Srinivasan actively lobbying for him. However, there was stiff resistance against him. We are happy Sourav is the new president,” a senior official from North East affiliated unit, told PTI.
The choice for president’s post was always between Ganguly and Patel and the former was finally accepted as an unanimous candidate.
Patel could become IPL chairman.
When the new office bearers assume office, it will end a 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators, which called shots in running the cricket affairs in country post Lodha Committee reforms.
Former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad beat Kirti Azad to be elected as male ICA representative on BCCI’s nine-member Apex Council. Shanta Rangaswamy was earlier elected unopposed as female ICA representative.
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