BCCI elections: Meet the three men set to run Indian cricket

With Monday being the deadline for filing the nominations for the BCCI’s October 23 elections, we take a look at the three men who are likely to run Indian cricket in the days to come.

Sourav Ganguly has been the president of Cricket Association of Bengal since 2015, succeeding the late Jagmohan Dalmiya.   -  GETTY IMAGES

With Monday, 3 pm, being the deadline for filing the nominations for the BCCI’s October 23 elections, we take a look at the three men who are likely to run Indian cricket in the days to come.

KNOW THE THREE TOP MEN

Sourav Ganguly: A former India captain, Ganguly is not new to cricket administration. The 47-year-old has been the president of Cricket Association of Bengal since 2015, succeeding the late Jagmohan Dalmiya. He was part of the state association’s working committee in 2012-13 and assumed the joint secretary’s post in July 2014. Ganguly guided the Indian team to the final of the World Cup in 2003 before it went down to Australia. After retiring from cricket in 2008, he was also part of the IPL governing council and was the head of the BCCI’s technical committee.

Term: Ganguly’s term as the Board president will get over in July-August, next year and he will have to go for a mandatory cooling-off period.

 

Son of Union home minister, Amit Shah, Jay Shah has been the joint secretary of Gujarat Cricket Association since 2013.   -  SHAYAN ACHARYA

 

Jay Shah: Son of Union home minister, Amit Shah, Jay Shah has been the joint secretary of Gujarat Cricket Association since 2013. However, with the Lodha Committee recommendations coming into effect, Jay did not seek re-election as the secretary of the Gujarat association. Being the representative of the state association in the BCCI AGM, Jay is set to play a key role as the secretary of the Board.

Term: Jay’s term will end in the next one and a half years before he goes for a cooling off.

 

The younger brother of former BCCI chief and current MoS, Finance, Anurag Thakur (3rd from R), Dhumal was appointed the head of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association last month   -  SHAYAN ACHARYA

 

Arun Singh Dhumal: The younger brother of former BCCI chief and current MoS, Finance, Anurag Thakur, Dhumal was appointed the head of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association last month. After a decade and a half, HPCA got a new president, even though it remained in the family. In the past, he has represented HPCA in various BCCI meetings. Now, he will start his new innings as the treasurer of the Board.