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BCCI team will have to bring back normalcy in the cricket board: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI team will have to bring back normalcy in the cricket board: Sourav Ganguly

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Oct 2019, 04:14 pm

Mumbai: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Monday filed his nomination paper for the post of  Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and said as a team it will be a priority for him to bring back normalcy in the board.

"We as a BCCI team will have to bring back normalcy in the cricket board and put the house in order. In the last three years, there was almost a state of emergency in the BCCI," he told reporters.

Ganguly said he will focus on first-class cricketers.

"My first priority will be first class cricketers," he said.

Ganguly said he never expressed that he aspired to be a BCCI president.

"I have never expressed my aspiration to become the BCCI president. I came to know that I have been nominated only at 10:30 last night," he said.

"I never spoke to any politician. As far as Mamata Di's wish, I thank her: Sourav Ganguly after filing nomination at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai," he said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also congratulated the former Indian captain over the development.

She tweeted: " Heartiest congratulations to@SGanguly99for being unanimously elected@BCCIPresident. 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. "

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.

As per the new rules, one can remain in an administrative post for six years at a go.

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.

Ganguly will formally take charge as the BCCI president on Oct 23.

BCCI team will have to bring back normalcy in the cricket board: Sourav Ganguly

India Blooms News Service
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