Sourav Ganguly Likely to remain CAB President

Sourav Ganguly Likely to remain CAB President

Sourav Ganguly is likely to remain as president of the Unopposed Bengal Cricket Association (CAB). Ganguly’s five-member panel did not encounter any opposition until the deadline to file the nomination, which closed on Saturday. The Bengal Cricket Association will hold its 85th annual general meeting on 28 September 2019.

Previously, the Supreme Court’s dictation on Friday cleared the decks for India’s former captain Ganguly to compete for the president’s post.

Initially, the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) said

Even the period served on the working committee will be considered when determining candidates’ eligibility, raising questions about whether Ganguly could seek re-election.

Ganguly had declared that there was a one-year gap between the term of his work commitments and taking over as an official, but that may not have been enough, as the new CONSTITUTION of BCCI requires a three-year “cooling” period.

However, all doubts were clarified on Friday by the electoral officer appointed by the CAB, Susanta Ranjan Upadhaya, who issued a clarification on the lines of the SC directive that only holders of charges will consider when deciding on the eligibility of a Candidate.

Ganguly had been part of the working committee for three years before taking over as joint secretary in 2014. The 47-year-old became president in 2015 after the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya.

The panel:

Chairman: Avishek Dalmiya; Joint Secretary: Debabrata Das; Treasurer: Debasish Ganguly: Sourav Ganguly; Vice President: Naresh Ojha; Secretary:

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