Former Indian skipper and current president of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) is set to become the next BCCI president. All the big wigs of BCCI gathered at the five-star hotel in Mumbai on Sunday to decide the next BCCI president.
The meeting was more like a chaotic drama between the two most powerful lobbies of Indian cricket, it was Anurag Thakur vs. N. Srinivasan. N. Srinivasan lends his support to Brijesh Patel, for the post of BCCI president, but Ganguly had the backing of Anurag Thakur.
After a lot of tricks and manipulation, the consensus has made Ganguly the next BCCI president, Brijesh Patel as IPL Chairman, Jai Shah, son of Amit Shah as secretary and Arun Singh Thakur as treasurer.
Both the lobbies met with Home Minister Amit Shah and advocated their candidate’s name for the post. N. Srinivasan met Amit Shah and advocated the name of Brijesh Patel, whereas Ganguly also met Amit Shah to express his desire to become next BCCI chief.
According to TOI report, a source tracking all the development told “Finally, the decision was taken to bring Sourav on board. He will have just 10 months as president but he has a lot of experience as an administrator, considering he’s efficiently headed the Cricket Association of Bengal. Moreover, under the COA, cricket has suffered badly, so someone like Ganguly will be instrumental in putting things back together,”
Ganguly BCCI tenure will be of 10 months
After a heated discussion, it was decided to make Ganguly BCCI president for 10 months. Ganguly is currently serving as CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) president.
Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur, whose term was brought to an unexpected end in January 2017 by the COA (Cricket of Administration), was instrumental in making Ganguly as next BCCI chief.