Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly would be the next Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president after the sacking of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke as president and secretary from the Supreme Court on Monday.
The former Indian captain was present in the last two BCCI’s Annual General Meetings as one of the candidates to become the head. Anybody from the state association can be elected, and so Ganguly’s reputation could be sufficient for him to become the next president.
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He backed by the former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for this position. Ganguly is the most suitable candidate to become the next BCCI president as the former president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke were removed from their posts by the Supreme Court on Monday.
Thakur and Shrike sacked against Justice R M Lodha Committee after a long battle. The Lodha Committee, designated to investigate betting scandal in the IPL (Indian Premier League) has offended the board to run in a certain way.
Sourav Ganguly, president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, the left-handed batsman who considered as one of the best captains for India of all time.
The SC bench managed by Chief Justice TS Thakur has declared that the BCCI will be supervised by a committee of administrators and senior advocate Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramanian to help the court in spotting the offending members in the committee of administrators.
C.K. Khanna, the vice-president from the Central Zone, is the most senior in the BCCI right now. There were few other nominated names like TC Matthew (vice-president, West Zone) and Gautam Roy (vice-president, East Zone) beside Ganguly.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar supported the Bengal cricketer as he wants to see Ganguly take this position. “BCCI has got a very good bench strength to take up the bigger roles and one name that comes to my mind is Sourav Ganguly,” said Gavaskar in an interview by NDTV.