Mumbai: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly today took over as the 39th president of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
The 47-year-old Ganguly is the first India cricketer after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram to become the president of BCCI.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2019
The former captain has been officially entrusted with the task of heading the board for the next nine months.
Currently, Ganguly serves the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the post he took over in 2015, following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya.
Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, began his tenure as the new secretary while Arun Dhumal takes office as treasurer.