Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will take over as the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on October, 23.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 14, 2019
The 47-year-old will hold the post of the BCCI president for a mere nine months. He will have to demit office in July, due to the compulsory cooling-off period.
The cricketing fraternity including Ganguly’s former teammates congratulated the BCCI president-elect on Twitter.
Congrats on being elected the @BCCI President, Dadi.
I am sure you will continue to serve Indian Cricket like you always have!🏏
Best wishes to the new team that will take charge. pic.twitter.com/ucGnOi0DRC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 15, 2019
Well done buddy! All the very best! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) October 15, 2019
Congratulations Dada @SGanguly99 . Der hai Andher nahi.
Great signs for Indian Cricket. May this stint bevan extension of the tremendous contribution you have already had on Indian cricket.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 15, 2019
Good luck Sourav .. 👍👍 https://t.co/7EGxQ3ml3d
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 14, 2019
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) October 15, 2019
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) October 15, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 15, 2019
From player to captain to BCCI President, bahut Mubarak ho Dada @SGanguly99 . Great signs for Indian cricket to have an outstanding leader be at helm of the BCCI , expecting innovative and much-needed things
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 14, 2019
Congratulations dada. A fine appointment to the @BCCI
— Brad Hodge (@bradhodge007) October 15, 2019
Here’s wishing Dada all the best in his new role….often players don’t make good administrators but he’s cut from a different cloth. Expecting him to lead Indian cricket the way he led Indian Cricket Team to glory. @SGanguly99
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 14, 2019
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) October 15, 2019
— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) October 15, 2019
Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, also congratulated Ganguly.
“Heartiest congratulations to Sourav Ganguly for being unanimously elected BCCI President. Wish you all the best for your term. You have made India and #Bangla proud. We were proud of your tenure as CAB President. Looking forward to a great new innings,” Mamata wrote in her tweet.
Heartiest congratulations to @SGanguly99 for being unanimously elected @BCCI President. Wish you all the best for your term. You have made India and #Bangla proud. We were proud of your tenure as CAB President. Looking forward to a great new innings.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 14, 2019