Sourav Ganguly to take over as the new BCCI President: Report

Sourav Ganguly (File Image)

New Delhi: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly emerged is all set to become the new BCCI President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post.

According to newswire PTI, 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.

According to PTI report, Monday is the last day to file nomination but no election will be held since all candidates have emerged unopposed after weeks of lobbying and hectic parleys.

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The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, (CAB) will have to demit his post in September 2020 as he will go into the compulsory cooling-off period.

“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 unanimous candidate.

Meanwhile, Patel could become IPL chairman.

(With agency inputs)

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