After the removal of former president Anurag Thakur from the president’s post, Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian captain has emerged as the front-runner to take over BCCI president revealed the media reports.
BCCI is in dilemma as who should be nominated among the five vice presidents as the acting chief of the beleaguered cricket body. Currently, the vice-president from the Central Zone, C.K. Khanna, is the senior most official in the BCCI. Though, anyone from the state associations can be nominated for the post but, with Ganguly being a populist choice, the chances have increased. Also, the former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar expressed his desire to see Ganguly take the top job.
“BCCI has got a very good bench strength to take up the bigger roles and one name that comes to my mind is Sourav Ganguly,” said Gavaskar as per the media reports.
Besides Ganguly, the names doing the rounds are TC Matthew (vice-president, West Zone) and Gautam Roy (vice-president, East Zone) are also doing the rounds as per the media reports.
Due to the Lodha recommendations, even the existing constitution is set to get affected and a number of state units and office-bearers are set to face the axe. Ganguly had been appointed as the CAB chief on September 24, 2015 following the demise of former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmmiya. He was also a part of the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel that probed the IPL betting and spot-fixing back in 2013. But still, there is no clarity as to Ganguly’s position as he is not a vice president.