Ganguly Elected Head Of India's Troubled Cricket Board
Muhammad Rameez 23 days ago Wed 23rd October 2019 | 12:07 PM
Former captain Sourav Ganguly was unanimously elected on Wednesday as president of India's troubled cricket board, the sport's most powerful body
Mumbai, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Oct, 2019 ) :Former captain Sourav Ganguly was unanimously elected on Wednesday as president of India's troubled cricket board, the sport's most powerful body.
Cricket's massive popularity in India has helped the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) become by far the wealthiest of all of the sport's national boards, netting massive money from sponsorship and tv deals.
But it has also been embroiled in a series of scandals, including accusations of corruption and match-fixing that tarnished the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- the country's lucrative Twenty20 competition.
His appointment ends more than two years of a Supreme Court appointed committee overseeing the board's affairs.
One of the most successful national captains in the sport, Ganguly has promised to clean up the mess after he filed his nomination to the post last week.