Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is all set to become the next chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the affiliated units of the cricket board unanimously selected his name for the top post.
On Tuesday, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag congratulated Ganguly and said his appointment to the top post of BCCI is a great sign for Indian cricket. “Congratulations Dada Saurav Ganguly. Der hai, andher nahi. Great signs for Indian Cricket. May this stint be an extension of the tremendous contribution you have already had on Indian cricket,” Sehwag tweeted.
Congratulations Dada @SGanguly99 . Der hai Andher nahi.
Great signs for Indian Cricket. May this stint bevan extension of the tremendous contribution you have already had on Indian cricket.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 15, 2019
Mohammad Kaif also tweeted, “From player to Captain to BCCI President, bahut Mubarak ho Dada. Great signs for Indian cricket to have an outstanding leader be at the helm of the BCCI, expecting innovative and much-needed things.”
From player to captain to BCCI President, bahut Mubarak ho Dada @SGanguly99 . Great signs for Indian cricket to have an outstanding leader be at helm of the BCCI , expecting innovative and much-needed things
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 14, 2019
A picture with Ganguly has been tweeted by the former batsman VVS Laxman who wrote: Congrats @SGanguly99 on becoming the president of @BCCI I have got no doubt that under your leadership Indian Cricket will continue to prosper. Wishing you lots of success in your new role Dada.
Congrats @SGanguly99 on becoming the President of @BCCI I have got no doubt that under your leadership Indian Cricket will continue to prosper.Wishing you lots of success in your new role Dada. pic.twitter.com/xU82q5JIzu
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 15, 2019
Ganguly filed his nomination at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday and said that taking care of first-class cricketers and setting the house in order will be his top priority.
However, Ganguly’s appointment will be a short one as he will have to go in for a cooling-off period from September 2020, under the new rules.
The former India captain has been holding posts in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the past five years. He currently serves as its president. An administrator can only serve six years on the trot.
On October 23, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) will hand over power to the BCCI office-bearers.