Sourav Ganguly has taken the command of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 23rd October in Mumbai. He is the second Indian cricketer to become the BCCI president. The first Indian cricketer was Maharajah of Vizianagaram.
Maharajah of Vizianagaram also known as Vizzy was part of the Indian team for a short period. He played only three Test matches for India. He also led the India team in the England Tour in 1936 where India played a Test series. Though he served for India very less, he was elected as the BCCI president between 1954 to 1956.
Sourav Ganguly 1st Indian cricketer in 65 years
Sourav Ganguly is the first Indian cricketer in 65 years to become the president. The former Indian skipper led the team from the front. Under his captaincy, India touched great heights and gained massive fame. Everyone is hoping the same passion from Ganguly for his new post.
Ganguly has served as president for Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for four years. He was selected unanimously for his second term as the CAB president. Ganguly has also served as a mentor for Delhi Capitals (DC). He had left all the posts to handle his new role.
He will hold his new position for only 10 months after which he will go to the cooling-off period. Before holding the position, he has made it clear that his main agenda would be to improve the tarnished image of the board.
Sourav Ganguly had earlier recommended many changes that he want to see in the Board. Now, its time for him to execute it properly. But 10 months is a very short period to make major changes in the game. If his period is extended, it will be more beneficial for the future of Indian cricket.