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Sourav Ganguly set to become new BCCI President, Twitterati celebrate

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Sourav Ganguly set to become new BCCI President, Twitterati celebrate

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Oct 2019, 01:11 pm

Mumbai: Almost 11 years after retiring from international cricket, former Indian skipper and present Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) chief, Sourav Ganguly, is set to become the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president.

In a dramatic turn of events, as several media reports said, Ganguly emerged as the consensus candidate to become the next BCCI chief, surpassing former Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan's candidate Brijesh Patel who is likely to become the Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman now.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's son Jay Shah is set to assume the post of BCCI secretary.

Ganguly, who steered the Indian cricket as the skipper from the dark days of match-fixing in early 21st century, can remain the BCCI head till Sept 2020 as he will go to the mandatory cooling off period for three years.

The former skipper, who has been elected unopposed as the CAB president for second consecutive term this year, is also the mentor of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.

Following the news, Twitter users have already started to celebrate though Ganguly will formally take charge as the BCCI president on Oct 23.

Twitter reactions

One user in the name of Debi said, "The same BCCI once removed #SouravGanguly from Captaincy. Removed him from Playing 11. Now he is going to head BCCI. Lesson is when life slaps you with hard times, hit life back in swag like Dada."

Bharathi M Kumar said, "Great news to start Monday morning! ..Dada set b President of BCCI"

Arvind Akshay said, "Adv Congrats Dada, on the possibility of becoming the next BCCI prez."

Mamata Banerjee congratulates Ganguly

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "Heartiest congratulations to @SGanguly99 for being unanimously elected @BCCI President. Wish you all the best for your term. You have made India and #Bangla proud. We were proud of your tenure as CAB President. Looking forward to a great new innings."

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Sourav Ganguly set to become new BCCI President, Twitterati celebrate

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