Sourav Ganguly, former India captain, took over as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday. Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, began his tenure as the new secretary while Arun Dhumal takes office as treasurer.

Former Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly Takes On As BCCI President

Dhumal is the younger brother of Minister of State for Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur. There were no elections held for appointments of the posts since all candidates emerged unopposed after weeks of advocating and heated meetings.

Ganguly is the first India cricketer after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram to become the president of Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI). “I’m confident that as BCCI President he will take cricket to greater heights. I am hopeful that Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly and their team will deliver. This is start of a new era for Indian cricket,” said Delhi and Districts Cricket Association chief Rajat Sharma.

Former IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla echoed the sentiment. “Sourav will be an asset because he has been the most successful captain, and he has been most successful CAB President as well” he said. After becoming the president of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to share a picture of himself as the former India captain took charge of Indian cricket board.

https://www.google.com/search?q=sourav+ganguly+bcci+head

Ganguly, however, will be able to serve as BCCI president only up to September 2020, as he is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and will have to go into a compulsory cooling off period.

Supreme Court ends CoA era in BCCI as team Sourav Ganguly take over now

The Supreme Court on Tuesday signalled the end of its monitoring of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), clearing the way for elected office-bearers to once again run the affairs of the influential board.

A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which was put in place by the SC in 2017 to run BCCI and implement reforms suggested by the Justice RM Lodha panel, to demit office after board members, chosen through elections on Wednesday, take charge.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has already been elected the BCCI President unopposed. The SC’s intervention, which eventually resulted in cricket’s administrators losing control of one of the richest sports bodies in the world, started in 2013, after the Indian Premier league (IPL) got mired in spot-fixing and betting allegations which led to massive outrage.

Importantly, the bench provided a shield to CoA members Vinod Rai, Lt Gen (retired) Ravi Thodge and former cricketer Diana Edulji, as well as officers who carried out the committee’s orders, from litigation.

The bench accepted the request of senior advocate Parag Tripathi and lawyer Gauri Rasgotra, and allowed the CoA to submit audited accounts of BCCI for the financial years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 to the registrar functioning under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act within seven days.

The bench accepted the request of senior advocate Parag Tripathi and lawyer Gauri Rasgotra, and allowed the CoA to submit audited accounts of BCCI for the financial years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 to the registrar functioning under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act within seven days.

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While appreciating the contribution of amicus curiae P S Narasimha, it directed BCCI to pay the remunerations due to CoA members at the rate of Rs 10 lakh per month in 2017, Rs 11 lakh per month for 2018 and Rs 12 lakh per month for 2019 within 48 hours.

This means Vinod Rai and fellow panel member Diana Edulji, who served in the CoA for its entire duration of 33 months, will be getting around Rs 3.5 crore each.

The SC also directed that BCCI would bear the legal expenses of CoA members and the electoral officer in case any litigation was initiated against them with regard to discharge of their functions.

BCCI Tweet Regarding BCCI President

The exit of CoA means that Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president elect, will have a tenure unshackled from interventions of the committee members who were accused of “micro-managing” and seeking to get into matters which should have been, many felt, left for those with better cricketing minds and experience.

Sourav Ganguly Career Stats

Batting Stats ✓ Left-handed Batsman

FormatMRAvgSR
Test
1996-08
113721242.251.2
ODI
1992-07
3111136341.073.7
1st Class
1990-11
2541568744.2
List A
1989-12
4371562241.3
T20
2005-12
77172625.0107.0

Career Bowling Stats ✓ Right-Arm Medium Bowler

FormatMWEconAvg
Test
1996-08
113323.2352.5
ODI
1992-07
3111005.0638.5
1st Class
1990-11
2541673.2936.2
List A
1989-12
4371724.8638.6
T20
2005-12
77297.9126.1

Career Fielding stats

FormatCatchesRun OutsStumpings
Test
1996-08
713 0
ODI
1992-07
10016 0
1st Class
1990-11
1684 0
List A
1989-12
13021 0
T20
2005-12
281 0

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