Former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly has taken over as BCCI President, becoming the first ex-captain to hold the post-full-time since Maharajkumar of Vizianagram (Vizzy) in 1954. The 47-year-old, who is currently the President of Cricket Association of Bengal, will have to remit his post after nine months as he will go into the compulsory cooling-off period. After 33 months of Committee of Administrators (COA) being in charge, Ganguly got elected as the president unopposed.
Ganguly took some serious decisions soon after he got elected as the BCCI president. That includes detaining the Team Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri for the selection committee panel. Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals and led India to 21 Test wins.
Along with Sourav Ganguly, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah got declared unanimously as the BCCI secretary. Arun Singh Dhumal, brother of former BCCI president Anurag Thakur is the new BCCI treasurer and Kerala Cricket Association president Jayesh George as the joint secretary. Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand became the new vice-president. Brijesh Patel is now set to become the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL).