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Sourav Ganguly elected BCCI president; CoA’s tenure ends

Sourav Ganguly is the new president of the BCCI. The tenure of Committee of Administrators has ended today (October 23)

Sourav Ganguly BCCI president CoA tenure ends
Mumbai, First Published Oct 23, 2019, 11:49 AM IST

Mumbai: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today (October 23) took charge as the BCCI president as he was elected unopposed at the Indian cricket board’s General Body Meeting in Mumbai.

The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the announcement on Wednesday. Ganguly was the lone candidate who had filed the nomination for the position.

Meanwhile, Supreme court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai said that he is satisfied with his tenure.

"I am very satisfied as my tenure ends today and Sourav Ganguly takes charge of BCCI," Rai told ANI.

Today is the last day of the CoA in office as the BCCI elections result will be declared later in the day.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that the tenure of the CoA for the BCCI administration will end after the election of new office bearers.

A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice SA Bobde, directed that no proceedings would be initiated against the CoA without prior permission from it.

Once the BCCI elections are over, the CoA will hand over the charge to the new body.

Gujarat Cricket Association's Jay Shah, son of Union home minister Amit Shah, has filed nomination for the post of secretary, as revealed by BCCI electoral officer N Gopalaswami.

For the post of vice-president, Mahim Verma (Cricket Association of Uttarakhand) has put forward his name, while for the post of Joint-Secretary Jayesh George (Kerela Cricket Association) has filed nomination.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association's Arun Singh Dhumal, brother of central minister Anurag Thakur, has filed nomination for the post of Treasurer.

Prabhtej Singh Bhatia (Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh) has put forward his name for the post of Councillor while Brijesh Patel (Karnataka State Cricket Association) and M Khairul Jamal Maujmdar (Cricket Association of Mizoram) have filed nomination for the post of Governing Council member.

(With inputs from ANI)

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