Former captain Sourav Ganguly is ready to play a new innings. Now he will start his big innings as a cricket administrator. He is set to become the next chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sourav Ganguly will break the record of 65 years as soon as he takes command of the BCCI.
In fact, Sourav Ganguly will be the first such Test cricketer after 65 years to hold the post of President of BCCI. Earlier, Maharaja Kumar Vizianagaram, popularly known as ‘Vijji’ as a Test cricketer, became the President of BCCI, who held this post from 1954 to 1956.
Vijji played three Test matches during his short test career. In 1936, he captained the Indian team in a three-Test series played in England. England won that Test series 2–0. In 1966-67, the Vijji Trophy was started in the name of Vijji.
Talking about BCCI President, Test cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav also held this post.
But in 2014, both Gavaskar and Shivlal were interim presidents. N. He was appointed after Srinivasan.
Let me tell you that Sourav Ganguly, one of the most successful captains of India, is set to become the next chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Monday was the last date for filing nominations for the board elections and Ganguly filled his nomination for the post of president.
There is no other nomination for the post of President against Sourav Ganguly and hence Ganguly is certain to be the Chairman of the Board in technical terms.
Jai Shah, son of India’s Home Minister Amit Shah, can be elected to the post of secretary. Arun Dhumal, younger brother of former BCCI president and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, can become treasurer.