The former India cricket team’s captain Sourav Ganguly has recently been reappointed as the head of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) after a recent meeting of selectors on Friday. The Electoral Officer of CAB Susanta Ranjan Upadhaya has named Ganguly as the new President once again as he won CAB elections with complete majority. The 47-year-old former Indian cricketer was so good with his work in CAB that nobody dared to be present in the opposition against Ganguly-led five-member panel.
As per the constitution of BCCI, Ganguly will be able to serve as the President only till July 2020 after that, he will enter into a ‘cooling-off period’. Ganguly will officially take over the President’s post yet again after the 85th Annual General Meeting on Saturday.
Earlier, Ganguly was elected for the position of CAB’s President in 2015 following Jagmohan Dalmiya’s demise. Since then Ganguly was leading the CAB panel and will also remain at his position for some more time. He had been a part of the working committee for past three years before he took over as Joint Secretary in 2014.
This time Ganguly will be assisted by Naresh Ojha who will take over the charge as a vice-president. While Dalmiya’s son Avishek will be promoted to the secretary’s position from his Joint Secretary’s post. On the other hand, Debabrata Das will be lone Joint Secretary in the five-member panel. All office-bearers will officially take charge of their respective positions from Saturday.
The electoral chief Susanta Ranjan Upadhaya said while appointing Sourav Ganguly as President of CAB said, “I, Electoral Officer of The Cricket Association of Bengal do hereby declare and certify that the following persons have stood uncontested to the following Posts”.
Here’s check out what will be the new panel after 85th Annual General Meeting in Cricket Association of Bengal:
The Panel: Sourav Ganguly (President), Naresh Ojha (Vice President), Avishek Dalmiya (Secretary), Debabrata Das (Joint Secretary), and Debasish Ganguly (Treasurer)
Councilors of Apex Council: Ardhendu Kumar Ghosh, Goutam Goswami, Joydeep Kolay, Mintu Das, Numazar Mehta, Prabir Chakraborty, Rajib Ghosh, Samrat Bhowmick, Sanjoy Dutta, Subrata Saha, and Susanta Banerjee