Former India captain Sourav Ganguly officially elected BCCI president
Sourav Ganguly was officially appointed the president of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) at the Annual General Body Meeting in Mumbai. He has become the 39th president of the nation’s cricket body, and the second captain of the national team to hold the post.
Sourav Ganguly arrived at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday for the AGM. Notably, Ganguly filed his nomination for the role of BCCI president after eleventh-hour drama earlier this month. He has been elected unopposed as the president of richest body in world cricket.
Ganguly is likely to serve only 9 months as BCCI president as the "Cooling Off" period clause in the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after 6 years in office.
Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals and led India to 21 Test wins, has already been an administrator for his home state association, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
Sourav Ganguly is only the 2nd India cricketer after Maharaja of Vizianagaram to don the role of BCCI president. His nomination was validated by BCCI's electoral officer N Gopalaswami last week.