11 Aug 2018
Will Sourav Ganguly become the next BCCI President?
This comes after the Supreme Court set aside some of the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee and approved a new draft constitution with a few modifications.
The Indian board is said to be eyeing Ganguly in order to give the BCCI an image makeover.
Ganguly has enjoyed an all-round association with BCCI
According to a report in The New Indian Express, most of the current and former administrators are ineligible for the post because of the cooling-off period.
Ganguly doesn't face such a scenario. He is currently is into his third term as President of the Cricket Association of Bengal.
Ganguly has enjoyed an all-round association with BCCI and is a part of the advisory committee.
How does Dada see himself in contention?
The report also adds that the board thinks Ganguly is a perfect candidate.
But for this, he must resign from the post of President of the CAB.
Moreover, there will not be any zonal rotation policy as far as the post of the President is concerned.
Candidates can be nominated from any state association, but have to be seconded by someone.
Ganguly will have to vacate the post after two years
If Ganguly goes on to become the President of the BCCI, he will have to vacate his position after two years.
This is necessary as he has already been an administrator for 4 years.
The new rule states that an administrator can complete a cumulative period of 6 years.
However, Dada will only enter the fray if there is no opponent.
Ganguly could bring a clean image
The board thinks Ganguly can makeover the image of the BCCI. The controversies surrounding Srinivasan and Thakur have tarnished the reputation of the domestic body. Even now, the administrators are at loggerheads with the CoA. Ganguly might be able to bring a wave of change.