Former Captain Sourav Ganguly elected as BCCI President

Former Captain Sourav Ganguly elected as BCCI President

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has been formally elected as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

In addition to this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah's son Jay Shah was made the secretary. Kerala's Jayesh George was appointed as BCCI Joint Secretary, while Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand is the new vice-president. Arun Dhumal, who is the younger brother of Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur has become the treasurer.

The appointment of the new BCCI team brings an end to the 33-month reign of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) who were tasked for running the administration of world's richest cricket body.

BCCI even tweeted about Sourav Ganguly taking over as the President of BCCI.

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla went on record to say that Sourav Ganguly will prove to be an asset for the board. He said, “It's a happy moment for Indian cricket. Sourav Ganguly has got great talent. He will prove to be an asset to the BCCI. It will be a good combination. He led Indian cricket so well. These are happy times for the game."

Ganguly on Kohli

Ganguly is slated to meet Kohli on Thursday for Bangladesh T20 series team selection. Talking about Kohli, Ganguly said, “The captain is the most important person in Indian cricket. We will be there to support him and listen to him. I have been a captain myself and I understand from that position. It's mutual respect that will be there. Opinions will be there, discussions will be there. We will do what is best for the game”.