Earlier today, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag went on to twitter to congratulate and express his content for Sourav Ganguly who is en route to take the role of BCCI’s (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president.
Ganguly filed his nomination yesterday for the title of BCCI president. It is being said that he will be elected unanimously for this job as nobody else filed the nominations.
Virender Sehwag went on twitter and said ‘Congratulations Dada. 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’.
Following drama in the meeting room, Brijesh Patel was piped by Sourav Ganguly to become the president of BCCI, and Brijesh Patel will now become the Chainman of Indian Premier League (IPL). As Ganguly was chosen unanimously by the representatives of several states in the meeting held on Sunday it is very unlikely that the election which was scheduled for 23rd of October will take place.
VVS Laxman also congratulated Ganguly’s on being selected as BCCI’s new president by writing ‘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’.
From the last 33 months Committee of Administrators (3 member committee formed by the Supreme Court) was looking after BCCI’s operations. Sourav Ganguly said he wants to get the system back on track and fetch the recognition BCCI deserves from ICC (International Cricket Council). He said, ‘The organization belongs to the members and they had no say in the last three years. There were reforms. There were court cases, tussles going on and to be honest there was no connection. Nobody knew when things would get solved and how things would go forward. From that point of view, I have never seen anything like this. We will get the system back in order’.
He added ‘We will have to get BCCI at the ICC back where we belong. There have been a lot of issues for good four-five years. BCCI is so important to the ICC. It not only generates the funds; which is one part but the popularity of the game matters. India is unbelievable and has a huge role to play in ICC and we need to be respected which at the moment is not happening’.
Jay Shah, son of Home Minister Amit Shah was unanimously voted as the BCCI secretary. Jayesh George filed the nomination for the position of Join Secretary of Indian Cricket, he currently the president of Kerala Cricket Association. Moreover, Arun Singh Dhumal filed the nomination for the position of Treasurer; he is the brother of former BCCI president, Anurag Thakur.