- According to the new rules, any member can hold a post of cricket board for six consecutive years.
- Ganguly is President of Bengal Cricket Association for 5 years and 2 months, so his tenure in BCCI will be only 10 months.
- Sourav Ganguly will be the first BCCI President to have experience of playing more than 400 international matches
Former captain Sourav Ganguly will be the new chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It was announced by former BCCI member Rajiv Shukla in Mumbai on Monday. Ganguly filed nomination for the post. No other member filed nomination other than him. His uncontested election will be announced on 23 October. He will be the chairman of the board for 10 months. Ganguly is the President of the Bengal Cricket Association for 5 years and 2 months. According to the new rules, any member of the board will remain in a position for 6 consecutive years. Thus, Ganguly’s term on the board will end in September 2020.
Sourav Ganguly will be the first BCCI president to have more than 400 international matches experience. He played 424 matches. Prior to Ganguly, Maharajkumar of Vizianagaram (Vijay Anand Ganapathi Raju), who played 3 Tests from 1954 to 1956, was the full-time president. Although Sunil Gavaskar, who played 233 international matches and Shivlal Yadav, who played 42 matches, also headed the board, both were interim presidents for some time in 2014.
Ganguly said- When the Captain was There, The Team Also had Bad Conditions
Ganguly said, “I did not know until 10:30 on Sunday night that I was going to be the president and would work with Jai Shah.” I think there were similar situations when I was the captain. There were very complicated situations in the team. Even then I had handled things. ”Regarding the ten-month term, he said,“ If there are some rules for the post of president. I have a lot of experience in Bengal. Experience was a big thing in the election of this post. Jai Shah also has a lot of experience. There was no politician in contact with me. This is the truth. Thanks to Mamta Didi, she congratulated me.
Ganguly was the President of Cricket Association of Bengal Since 2015
Ganguly, 47, was the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal since 2015. Several members raised objections before agreeing on his name at the board meeting on Monday. Board members were divided over the decision. One of them was the faction of Anurag Thakur and the other was N. Srinivasan. Srinivasan faction wanted to appoint Brijesh as president, but in the end the name of Anurag faction candidate was agreed.
BCCI’s Net Worth is about 12 Thousand Crores
According to media reports, Ganguly will take over the reins of the BCCI with a net worth of around Rs 12,000 crore. The net worth of the board in 2017-18 was Rs 11916.8 crore. Earlier, the board had Rs 8431.9 crore in 2016-17, 7847.1 crore in 2015-16 and 5438.7 crore in 2014-15. The BCCI collected approximately Rs 3500 crore as tax from 2008 to 2018, which is about Rs 350 crore annually.
Ganguly Said- Chance for me to do Something Good
Ganguly said, “This is a great opportunity for me to do something good.” I am sitting in this chair at a time when the image of the board is continuously deteriorating. I played for the country and captained it. I have a chance to do something. In the short term my first priority will be to look after the first class cricketers. There are plans to meet all stakeholders in Indian cricket. I want to do something that the COA has not done for 33 months. “