The decision for BCCI President’s post was consistently among Ganguly and Brijesh Patel, and the former was at last acknowledged as a unanimous applicant. Monday is the last day to record nominations. However, no election will be held since all aspirants have developed unopposed following quite a while of campaigning and frenetic negotiations.
Union home minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah is likely to be the new secretary, while Arun Dhumal could be the new treasurer. Dhumal is the younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
By the day’s end, former India’s captain Sourav Ganguly is dominating the race to be the next BCCI President, as indicated by reports, while ex-India batsman Brijesh Patel is probably going to sack the position of IPL Chairman.
The new BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly on Monday said “it’s a great opportunity for him to do something good” as he is assuming control over the board when it’s representation has got a genuine beating.
“You need to wait till 3 pm in the afternoon,” Ganguly told PTI during an interaction.
“Obviously, it’s a great feeling as I have played for the country and captained the country.
“And I am taking over at a time when BCCI has not been in greatest of position for the last three years. Its image has got hampered quite a lot. It’s a great opportunity for me to do something good,” said the former India captain, who will have to demit office in July, due to compulsory cooling-off period.
When Ganguly took over as India captain in 2000, Indian cricket was in sloppy waters, picking pieces after the match-fixing controversy. He drove Indian cricket to security and ingrained the conviction that India could win abroad. Presently with BCCI’s clout fundamentally decreased at the ICC, the former captain’s board-room class will be a test.
“And I am taking over at a time when BCCI has not been in greatest of position for the last three years. Its image has got hampered quite a lot. It’s a great opportunity for me to do something good,” said the former India skipper, who should demit office in July, because of obligatory off period.
Ganguly also said his first need in the short tenure is care for “first-class cricketers”.
Does he lament that the term will be just for nine months?
“Yes, that’s the rule and we will deal with it.”
So will it be unique in relation to captaincy? Ganguly replied, “Nothing can beat being an India captain.”
Now let’s wait and see whether these convictions are big blabbering or he is really going to keep his statements.