Much to the delight to Sourav Ganguly fans, the former cricketer was formally chosen as the head of BCCI earlier today.
It was just a formality, though, as Ganguly had no opposition for the post.
However, Ganguly is expected to stay in office only for 9 months for now because the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for the officials to undergo a cooling off period after 6 years and Ganguly has already been serving as the CAB president for the same period.
Congratulations to the Royal Bengal Tiger of Cricket @SGanguly99 on Joining BCCI as the Chairman!— Arvind Menon (@MenonArvindBJP) October 23, 2019
My wishes are with you and I hope that you will lead the organization with your impeccable leadership skills. pic.twitter.com/BaWWmOBMxl
Ganguly is the first cricketer to become the president of the BCCI after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram.