BCCI New President News – The journey in cricket for Sourav Ganguly started as a player, then a captain and then chief administrator in the Bengal Cricket Association and now he is all set to become the President of BCCI.
Ganguly has been nominated from the Cricket Association of Bengal for this post and it is said that he will win the BCCI elections with an absolute majority. Dada has led India for more than five years and adding to that, he has played in 400 International matches for India.
But BCCI’s former President and CSK Owner, N Srinivasan was the front runner for this post. He was supported by Anurag Thakur, the ex-President of BCCI. The old monks of BCCI wanted their power back. They had also convinced the state association about their master plans.
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As things became clear by the afternoon when Sourav Ganguly filled the nomination form, he was quickly shortlisted for the president’s post. Brijesh Patel was another name to be shortlisted by the BCCI members.
Sourav Ganguly has been a big name in cricket while Brijesh Patel had experience in administration. Patel had a reputation and was also a trusted member of Srinivasan.
BCCI New President News – With Jayesh Shah and Arun Dhumal contesting for the post of secretary and treasurer respectively, Anurag Thakur’s 2 men had already taken the two key positions in the apex council of BCCI. That made a straight way for Brijesh Patel to become the next President of BCCI.
It was going to be Patel’s way as Srinivasan met the Home Minister Amit Shah along with Anurag Thakur. They discussed everything and it seemed that each party had an equal share for each zone.
BCCI New President News – The meeting was again conducted in the morning and went on till the afternoon. It was Srinivasan’s candidate who was kept outside because the other members felt that they should be a more powerful force at play.
The nature of this job and its profile had attracted the attention of candidates across the country. But when Sourav Ganguly’s name in the nomination was seen, it discredited the role of a politician getting involved in the process.
BCCI New President News – Many say that the former Indian Skipper had the backing of the politician of Assam, who has an influence over the national ruling party in the North East. It is believed that he tipped the scales in the favor of Sourav Ganguly.
Then, the battle and fight on behalf of Ganguly and Srinivasan took place. But at the end, Sourav Ganguly was chosen as the new President of the Board of Cricket Control in India. Now, Srinivasan will field the Kerala Cricket Association and Jayesh George will be given the post of the joint secretary.
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