The Hush Post| 7:17 am |one-minute-read|
Saurav Ganguly could be the new president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). All the affiliated units of the BCCI finalised the names of their new office-bearers in an informal meeting in Mumbai on Sunday.
A consensus between the state units of BCCI has been built for former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly as the front runner for the post of BCCI president.
At present Sourav Ganguly is the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, and would bring in vast experience as a player, captain, and as a coach-mentor.
He was the chairman of the BCCI technical committee and has been a media personality for many years.
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 the country post-Lodha Committee reforms.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary.
Arun Dhumal, younger brother of Anuraag Thakur will be the new treasurer. Monday is the last day to file nomination.
Five state units Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Manipurbarred from the BCCI AGM are all but certain to move court.
But the mood among the other members is to have the AGM as quickly as possible and take over the board’s functioning from the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) and Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) have been barred by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) from attending the BCCI Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on October 23 due to non-compliance in their amended Constitutions.
This effectively means that the three non-compliant units will not have any voting rights in case there is an election during the scheduled AGM.