Sourav Ganguly likely to be new BCCI president


Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah on Monday filed their nominations papers for the post of president and secretary, respectively, ahead of the October 23.

For this post, former BCCI President N. Srinivasan, former Secretary and Saurashtra stalwart Niranjan Shah and former IPL chairman and Uttar Pradesh strongman Rajiv Shukla along with Sourav Ganguly.

Mr. Shukla informed reporters that eight nominations were filed.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer.

Arun Dhumal is the younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.

Apart from Ganguly and Shah, the others who filed their nominations Mahim Verma (vice-president), Arun Singh Dhumal (treasurer), Brijesh Patel (IPL GC Member), Jayesh George (Joint Secretary), Khairul Jamil Majumdar (governing council member) and Prabhjot Singh Bhatia (Councillor).