BCCI elects former captain Sourav Ganguly as president

Cricket’s huge popularity in India has helped the (BCCI) become by far the moneymakers of all of the sport’s boards.

BCCI unanimously elected former captain Sourav Ganguly as president of BCCI.

But it has also been under a series of scandals, including corruption and match-fixing in (IPL) — the country’s lucrative T20 competition.

Ganguly, the sole nominee to the post, was appointed as the chief of the BCCI in Mumbai.

Ex-chairman Anurag Thakur and his number two Ajay Shirke were terminated by the top court in 2017 over their failure.

One of the successful national captains in cricket, Ganguly has promised to clean up the mess.

The left-handed opener retired in 2008 having scored 7,212 runs with 16 centuries — his first came at Lord’s on debut.

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