Ganguly was elected as the president during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is being conducted at the BCCI headquarters. Ganguly was the only candidate to file his nomination for the post and was elected unopposed.
Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji, during her arrival at the BCCI headquarters, told reporters: "I am very happy that a cricketer is going to be the president and I hope he takes it forward to great heights."
However, Ganguly's appointment will be a short one as he will have to go in for a cooling off period from September 2020, under the new rules.
The former India captain has been holding posts in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the past five years where he currently serves as president. An administrator can only serve six years on the trot.
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Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs
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