MUMBAI, Oct 23: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday took over as the BCCI�s 39th president, becoming the biggest name to head the world�s richest cricket board.
The 47-year-old Ganguly was officially entrusted with the task of heading Indian cricket for the next nine months at the BCCI�s General Body meeting here, ending a tumultuous 33-month reign of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
�It�s official � @SGanguly99 formally elected as the President of BCCI,� the BCCI posted on its Twitter page.
Ganguly�s appointment was finalised last week.
In the meeting that was also a reunion of sorts for some of the familiar faces associated with the board before the CoA�s institution, Union Home Minister Amit Shah�s son Jay Shah was made the secretary.
During his tenure, Ganguly will look to coordinate with old guard such as former President N Srinivasan and ex-Secretary Niranjan Shah, whose children are now part of the BCCI.
Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand became the new vice-president.
Former BCCI president and current junior finance minister Anurag Thakur�s younger brother Arun Dhumal became the treasurer while Kerala�s Jayesh George took the joint secretary�s position.
Ganguly, who took over as India captain during one of its darkest hours following the 2000 match-fixing scandal, will need to demit office by the end of July next year as per the provisions of new constitution, which makes �Cooling Off� period mandatory after six years in office. � PTI