Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI Chief
October 24, 2019
Sourav Ganguly is all set to don a new role, that of the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Ganguly took over the role officially on Wednesday to become BCCI's 39th President. Ganguly, who was the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has won many laurels for India. He is also one of the most loved cricketers in the country. That is undoubtedly one of the reasons why BCCI chose him as their head. "It's official - @SGanguly99 formally elected as the President of BCCI", tweeted BCCI. Social media was flooded with wishes and congratulatory messages for Ganguly who is lovingly called as Dada
BEST WISHES @SGanguly99 Jay Shah @ThakurArunS fr taking charge @BCCI today. It's time to revive Cricket,put Players, Fans & India's interests at the forefront agn. It's time2play on the front foot! My full support hs been & will alwys be in the Best Interest of Indian Cricket-Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs in Himachal Pradesh.
Later in the day, Ganguly held a press meet in which he said that Indian cricket will get all the support during his tenure. He even added that Virat Kohli is the most important man of Indian cricket now. Hence, he will speak to Kohli and know what all support is needed for the team.
Earlier, there were many controversies regarding who is going to head BCCI, which is one of the world's richest cricket boards. After months of speculation, Ganguly has taken over. 47 year old Ganguly had led the Indian cricket team to many international wins during his captaincy. He is now expected to take Indian cricket to bigger heights. "Welcome Sourav,BCCI President.Hope Indian Cricket will have a worthy new innings from now…..Congratulations", tweeted Asim Bhaduri.