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Sourav Ganguly Takes Charge as BCCI President

MUMBAI: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday took charge as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s 39th president, Indian media reported.

According to reports, the 47-year-old Ganguly was officially entrusted with the task of heading Indian cricket for the next nine months at the BCCI’s Annual General Body (AGM) meeting here, ending a tumultuous 33-month reign of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).

Ganguly’s appointment was finalised last week.

During his tenure, Ganguly will look to coordinate with old guard such as former President N Srinivasan and ex-Secretary Niranjan Shah, whose children are now part of the BCCI.

Ganguly, who took over as India captain during one of its darkest hours following the 2000 match-fixing scandal, will need to demit office by the end of July next year as per the provisions of new constitution, which makes ‘Cooling Off’ period mandatory after six years in office.

Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals and led India to 21 Test wins, has already been an administrator for his home state association, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).