Sourav Ganguly fancied to become BCCI chief after Anurag Thakur's exit

Sourav Ganguly fancied to become BCCI chief after Anurag Thakur's exit

The apex court directed that all office bearers of the BCCI and state associations will have to give their undertaking that they will abide by the directions of the top court that has accepted the recommendations of the panel headed by former chief justice RM Lodha. "There is no reason to take my name", Ganguly was quoted saying.

The court also issued a showcause notice to Thakur and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke pertaining to charges of perjury and contempt of court.

Gavaskar, who feels India is embarking on a new era for cricket, thinks former captain Sourav Ganguly will be an able replacement for BCCI's top spot.

Anyone from the State association can be nominated for the Post and with Ganguly being a Populist choice and he has increased the chances to lead the BCCI President of Indian Cricket. "I am not in the running (for the BCCI president's post)".

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Other than Ganguly, the names that are being talked about are TC Matthew (vice-president, West Zone), Gautam Roy (vice-president, East Zone) and CK Khanna (vice-president, Central Zone), who is also the most senior official in the BCCI as of now.

Till then, the two senior vice-presidents of the BCCI will run the Board affairs.

While several names are doing the rounds, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar reckons Sourav Ganguly is the right candidate for the job.

Ganguly is now president of the Cricket Association of Bengal; one of the few state units that was willing to implement the Lodha reforms. "We have got no choice". Filed in the form of a PIL, the petition has been signed following the Supreme Court passed the final order after accepting its appointed Justice Lodha Committee's recommendations for sweeping reforms in the BCCI. "I still have two more years in the position (CAB president)".