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Former Team India skipper Sourav Ganguly emerged as a unanimous candidate for the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) new President on Monday.
Former Team India skipper Sourav Ganguly emerged as a unanimous candidate for the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) new President on Monday.
The 47-year-old former cricketer and commentator - who is currently heading the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) - will resign from his post next year in September 2020 to undergo a necessary cooling off period.
 
Ganguly's former national teammate Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to congratulate the new BCCI President on his appointment. 
 
Sehwag expressed how this stint could be an extension of the tremendous contribution Sourav already has on Indian cricket. 
 
"Congratulations Dada @SGanguly99 Der hai Andher nahi. Great signs for Indian Cricket. May this stint be an extension of the tremendous contribution you have already had on Indian cricket," Sehwag's post on Twitter read. 
 
Under Ganguly, India were able to break the 16-Test winning streak of Australia at the Eden Gardens. The match is fondly remembered as one of the greatest witnessed in the sport.
 
“I am happy with the appointment because this is the time when BCCI’s image has got hampered and it’s a great opportunity for me to do something,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by India Today.
 
“Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it’s a big responsibility because it is the biggest organisation in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge,” he added.
 
According to the new BCCI rules, an administrator can only serve six years at a trot. “That’s the rule. So we will have to deal with it. My first priority will be to look after first class cricketers,” said Ganguly.
 
“I had requested to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest,” he added.