Ganguly to be BCCI prez, Jay Shah secretary

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-10-14 09:37:00

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Mumbai, October 13

In a dramatic turn of events, former India captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as a consensus candidate for the post of BCCI president after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post.

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. Monday is the last day to file nominations but no election will be held since all the candidates have emerged unopposed. The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is currently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, will have to demit his post in September 2020 as he will go into a compulsory cooling-off period.

Gaekwad ICA representative

Former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad beat Kirti Azad to be elected as the male representative from the Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) on BCCI's Apex Council. Shanta Rangaswamy was earlier elected unopposed as the female ICA representative. — PTI
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