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Sourav Ganguly set to be the new captain of BCCI

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Ganguly set to be BCCI president
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Ganguly set to be BCCI president

In a dramatic turn of events, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as a consensus candidate to be BCCI's new President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post.

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Jay Shah to be a new secretary
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Jay Shah to be a new secretary

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is the younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur. Today is the last day to file nomination but no election will be held since all candidates have emerged unopposed after weeks of lobbying and hectic parleys.

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Ganguly will soon go on a break
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Ganguly will soon go on a break

One of the most successful national captains in the sport, Ganguly retired from Test cricket in 2008 having accumulated 7,212 runs. The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, (CAB) will have to demit his post in September 2020 as he will go into compulsory cooling-off period.

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Why not Patel?
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Why not Patel?

The choice for President's post was always between Ganguly and Patel and the former was finally accepted as an unanimous candidate. Brijesh Patel, a former India batsman and experienced administrator, is likely to become chairman of the Indian Premier League, the board's lucrative Twenty20 competition.

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'Polishing BCCI's image is priority'
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'Polishing BCCI's image is priority'

Cricket's massive popularity in India has helped the BCCI become the wealthiest of all of the sport's national boards, racking in large sums of money from sponsorship and TV deals. But it has also been embroiled in legal battles and a series of scandals, including accusations of corruption and match-fixing in the IPL. Ganguly said that his priority as president would be to polish BCCI's image.

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