Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as a consensus candidate to be the BCCI President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post.
“Ganguly is now the Presidential nominee. Tomorrow, he will file the nomination to the President’s post. This was decided today in a meeting between all representatives,” a source close to Ganguly told indianexpress.com on Sunday night.
Monday is the last day to file nominations, but no election will be held since all candidates have emerged unopposed after weeks of lobbying and hectic parleys.
A BCCI official said that we are happy if Sourav Ganguly becomes the new BCCI president.
“Yes, Brijesh was running for the President’s post with N Srinivasan actively lobbying for him. However, there was stiff resistance against him. We are happy Sourav is the new President,” a senior official from North East affiliated unit, told PTI.
The next BCCI president race is always between Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly and Brijesh Patel, and the former was finally accepted as a unanimous candidate.
“So Sourav Dada Ganguly makes yet another spectacular comeback to take over as the Board President. Unless the match turns yet again which seems unlikely,” Gautam Bhattacharya tweeted
So Sourav Dada Ganguly makes yet another spectacular comeback to take over as the Board President.Unless the match turns yet again which seems unlikely
— Gautam Bhattacharya (@gbsaltlake) October 13, 2019
When the new office bearers assume office, it will end a 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators, which called shots in running the cricket affairs in-country post-Lodha Committee reforms.
Former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad beat Kirti Azad to be elected as male ICA representative on BCCI’s nine-member Apex Council. Shanta Rangaswamy was earlier elected unopposed as female ICA representative.