Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India is going to get its new boss today. Sourav Ganguly, known as the former captain and 'Dada' of Team India, will become the 39th President of BCCI at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. With this, the 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators (COA) appointed by the Supreme Court will also end. Ganguly's nomination for the post of BCCI President is unanimous. Apart from them, other members of the board will also take care of their respective responsibilities.
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These include Jai Shah (Gujarat) secretary, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Mahima Verma vice-president of Uttarakhand, former president of BCCI and younger brother of Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, Arun Dhumal (Himachal Pradesh) treasurer and Jayesh George (Kerala) joint secretary. COA chief Vinod Rai said that the entire process would be followed during the AGM. He said, 'First the accounts of the last three years will be approved. Election officials will then announce the results of the election as all have been elected unopposed.
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We will talk to Sourav and set the schedule. Ganguly will be the Board President for only ten months and his term will end in July next year. According to the new rules, any member can hold a post of cricket board for only six consecutive years. Ganguly is the President of Bengal Cricket Association for five years and two months hence his tenure in BCCI will be only ten months. Ganguly will be the first BCCI President to have more than 400 international matches experience. He played 424 matches.
Before him, the Maharaja of Vizianagaram (Vijay Anand Ganapathi Raju), who played three Tests from 1954 to 1956, was the full-time president. Although Sunil Gavaskar, who played 233 international matches and Shivlal Yadav, who played 34 matches, also headed the board, both were interim presidents for some time in 2014. Please tell that Sourav Ganguly was the chairman of the cab before this.
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