Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI President

Mumbai: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly took over as the 39th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at its Annual General Meeting here on Wednesday.

With that, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) 33-month tumultuous ride came to an end.

Ganguly is the unanimous nomination for the post of BCCI President along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay as the Secretary. Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand is the new Vice President.

Former BCCI President and current Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur’s younger brother Arun Dhumal is the Treasurer. Kerala’s Jayesh George is the Joint Secretary.

Ganguly will have a curtailed tenure of around nine months as he would need to demit office by the end of July next year.

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