'Right man to take India cricket forward', Twitter rejoices as Sourav Ganguly is set to take over as BCCI president

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is set to become BCCI president and here's how Twitter reacted to the mega announcement.

FirstCricket Staff, Oct 15, 2019 15:16:21 IST

Sourav Ganguly is back to steady the rocking boat of Indian cricket. It was in the early 2000s that he did something similar by taking over the captaincy after the match-fixing scandals hit cricket in the nation. And now he is poised to replace the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators who were given the duty to implement the ambitious Lodha panel reforms by becoming the BCCI president.

Most of the reports suggest that Ganguly will be elected as BCCI President unopposed with no one else filing the nomination for the post. It was Brijesh Patel who was expected to take over the presidency but after a midnight coup, Ganguly took the ascendancy.

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However, Ganguly will have to demit office in July next year due to compulsory cooling off period.

Ganguly is fully aware of the tumultuous situation of the cricket board and aims to set the house in order immediately.

"I am taking over at a time when BCCI has not been in greatest of position for the last three years. Its image has got hampered quite a lot. It's a great opportunity for me to do something good," said the former India captain after the news broke about him becoming BCCI president.

The potential appointment of the 47-year-old as BCCI president was welcomed with much excitement by the cricket fraternity and fans as wishes poured in on Twitter.

Here's the new BCCI team.

We are all aware of the history between India coach Ravi Shastri and Ganguly, so these jokes came as no surprise.

Updated Date: Oct 15, 2019 15:16:21 IST

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2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5264 263
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9072 259
6 New Zealand 5843 254