Matter of great pride that Sourav Ganguly is set to lead BCCI: Interim chief CK Khanna
Sourav Ganguly is the current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (IANS Photo)
- Sourav Ganguly is the front runner for the post of BCCI president
- Ganguly will file his nomination papers at the Indian cricket board headquarters on Monday
- When the new office bearers assume office, it will end a 33-month term of the Supreme Court-appointed CoA
Acting president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CK Khanna on Monday hailed the decision to appoint Sourav Ganguly as the president of the cricket governing body.
"It is a matter of great pride that former India captain Sourav Ganguly is now set to lead as president of BCCI with his vast experience as cricketer and as former India captain," Khanna told ANI.
Khanna is optimistic that Ganguly, who is the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), will lead the cricket governing body to new heights.
"Also, he is member of CAC and president of CAB. He will lead BCCI to new heights and I am confident that he will take dynamic decisions because BCCI's past few years had faced tough time. We are confident that under his leadership his entire team will do great job during his tenure. I wish all the very best to Sourav and his team," Khanna said.
Sourav Ganguly is the current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, and would bring in vast experience as a player, captain, and then as a coach-mentor. He was the chairman of the BCCI technical committee and has been a media personality for many years.
When the new office bearers assume office, it will end a 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators, which called shots in running the cricket affairs in country post Lodha Committee reforms.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah's son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur. Monday is the last day to file nomination.