Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, who will take over as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on October 23, shared a picture with all the men who will hold key positions in the board.
In the picture, Ganguly can be seen with Jay Shah (new secretary), Jayesh George (new joint secretary) and Anurag Thakur with his brother Arun Dhumal (new treasurer).
Ganguly, sharing the picture on Twitter, wrote: “The new team at @bcci…hopefully we can work well…anurag thakur thank you for seeing this through @ianuragthakur”.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 14, 2019
Ganguly, on Monday, had said, “It is a very important time in the Indian cricket administration because of all that’s happened in the last three years. To be in a position where I can make a difference along with the team would be extremely satisfying. Hopefully, in the next few months, we can put everything in place and bring back normalcy in Indian cricket.”
Ganguly, however, will be able to serve as BCCI president for only about 10 months. He has been holding posts in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the past five years, and he currently serves as president there. An administrator can only serve six years on the trot.
The 47-year-old also talked about the conflict of interest, which was the burning topic after Rahul’s Dravid’s appointment as the head of National Cricket Academy (NCA).
“Conflict is another issue which I feel really needs to look at. Look at all the appointments which have happened in various forms — whether it’s National Cricket Academy (NCA), Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) or appointing of batting and fielding coaches, there has been an issue with everything. So that needs to be sorted and that is another serious issue in Indian cricket,” Ganguly said.