Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly, who will be taking over as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on October 23, tweeted a photo with his new team of the Indian Board. In the picture, Ganguly is seen standing with Jay Shah, Arun Dhumal, and Jayesh George, who are all set to be part of his team at the board.
Former BCCI chief, Anurag Thakur, is also in the picture. Sharing the picture with his new colleagues on Twitter, Dada wrote: “The new team at. @bcci .. hopefully we can work well .. anurag thakur thank you for seeing this through”.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 14, 2019
Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will now be serving the new Secretary of the BCCI while Arun Dhumal, who is Anurag Thakur’s brother, will be serving as the board’s new Treasurer. Jayesh George will be the new Joint Secretary.
Anurag Thakur, who is currently the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, reportedly played a big role in Sourav getting the top job at the BCCI. After filing the nomination in Mumbai, Ganguly had a chat with media persons and said he wants to bring normalcy back in the BCCI, adding that he never expressed any aspiration to become the BCCI President.
Talking to the reporters, Dad said, “Hopefully in the next few months, we can put everything in place and bring back normalcy in Indian cricket. I had never expressed my aspirations for this post. I never spoke to anyone. Until 10:30 in the night yesterday, I was not aware of this. Then I was informed that I have to be the President of the BCCI.”
The 47-year-old said he has a “lot of work to do” as it is a big responsibility to manage the board of a highly-impressive Indian team. However, he is allowed to be president for just 9 months and he has the challenge of making the BCCI great again which crumbled in the past couple of years or so.