Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is all set to be the new president of the BCCI, putting a rest to all the drama that preceded his nomination. The firebrand ex-skipper is known to wear his heart on his sleeves who has no qualms in calling a spade a spade.
Two lobbies with strong clout pushed for their respective candidates on Sunday. Anurag Thakur and N Srinivasan had lobbied for their man to hold the key position in BCCI. Eventually, it was decided on Ganguly, a Thakur protege to be the next president while Srinivasan’s candidate Brijesh Patel would be the chairman of the IPL Governing Council.
For the position of secretary, Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah was chosen unanimously. Anshuman Gaekwad would be the male representative of the cricketers’ association pipping Kirti Azad by 90 votes. Former women cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy, on the other hand, has been chosen as the representative of the women cricketers.
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