Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday officially took charge as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and on the very first day as the boss, he made sure to make a lasting impression by wearing a special blazer.
In the new administration, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah took over as the secretary of the board while former president Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Singh Dhumal became the new treasurer. Kerala’s veteran administrator Jayesh George was named the joint secretary while Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand became the new vice-president.
Ganguly, one of India’s most decorated captains ever, had already laid down his plans during his 10-month tenure at the helm. The former India captain will have to vacate office next July due to compulsory cooling-off period in the new constitution, which forces an official to step down from the administrative role after six years. Ganguly has been working as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the last five years.
“It’s the first day I sat on a chair where some stalwarts have sat. It was the same when I became the captain as well. There were some great names who led the country before me. I have a role to do and I will do that to the best of my ability,” Ganguly said.
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