Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly recently emerged as the newest president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). With this event taking place, this is the first-ever time in the last 63-year history of BCCI that a former skipper is heading the governing body of the Indian cricket.
As per credible sources, an informal meeting took place in Mumbai with former BCCI president N. Srinivasan hosting the gathering.
It has been learned that the Kolkata born wasn’t the preferred candidate, but Union minister of state Anurag Thakur’s interference allowed things to take a dramatic turn in the meeting which was attended by more than 100 guests from the state cricket associations.
Moreover, the son of minister Amit Shah, Jay Shah who is also the former Gujarat Cricket Association joint secretary and Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Singh Dhummal have been appointed the roles of secretary and treasurer respectively.
Ganguly also enjoyed support from the other members of the gathering as they believe that Sourav has the mind and skills to take the Indian cricket forward.