Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will take over as the new chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today. He will be the 39th President of BCCI. With this, the Committee of Administrators (COA) constituted by the Supreme Court 33 months ago will also be dissolved. Ganguly is elected unopposed. He will continue in this position till July 2020.

Easily one of the most high profile names to assume office, Ganguly will make use of his experience gained as the secretary and later president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which will come in handy.

He has set a few goals — primary being restructuring of first-class cricket as well as getting the administration back in shape along with getting India’s position of reverence back in the corridors of International Cricket Council.

With Conflict of Interest rules being an impediment, Ganguly will also face the challenge of having quality cricketers on board as far as the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) and national selection committee are concerned.




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