Prime News, National Sport, Cricket, Mumbai, October 14:- Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly filed his nomination for the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in Mumbai on Monday.
Ganguly was joined by former BCCI presidents Niranjan Shah, N Srinivasan and former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai as he came to file his nomination on Monday.
The BCCI elections were scheduled to be held on October 23 but with Ganguly being the only candidate to file his nomination for the top post of Indian cricket, he is set to be elected unopposed. October 14 is the deadline to file nominations for 5 office-bearer’s posts up for grabs in the electoral process.
A consensus between the state units of BCCI was built during an unofficial meeting last week. Ganguly was unanimously accepted as the presidential candidate by the representatives of the state units.
With the election of the new president, Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) stint will also come to an end after 33 months.
Former India and Karnataka cricketer Brijesh Patel was tipped as favourite to become BCCI president. Until Sunday evening, Patel was projected as the only presidential candidate but following a dramatic turn of events, Ganguly emerged as the frontrunner. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)