Jay Shah dumps Ganguly out of BCCI President, Amit Shah’s son to continue as Secretary

Sourav Ganguly term as BCCI President has ended in a dramatic way. He will soon be replaced by Roger Binny, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team. Known as the Prince of Kolkata, Ganguly was the President for three years. He was seeking another term, but Jay Shah as well as most of the board members opposed him. Eventually, Sourav Ganguly was forced to leave the post with a heavy heart. Now all eyes are on Dada’s next step.

Furthermore, Sourav Ganguly’s ICC dream is also over. The officials clearly expressed that they won’t back him for the ICC chairman role, nor as BCCI representative to the ICC.

According to the report of Cricbuzz Ganguly clearly looked upset, disappointed and dejected as he was the last to leave all by himself. There were no one by his side, exactly like he lost the selectors, BCCI during his last days of captaincy. 

New BCCI Office bearers

  • President: Roger Binny (Karnataka)
  • Secretary: Jay Shah (Gujarat)
  • Vice President: Rajeev Shukla (UP)
  • Treasurer: Ashish Shelar (Maharashtra)
  • Joint Secretary: Devajit Saikia (Assam)
  • IPL Chairman: Arun Dhumal (Himachal Pradesh)

After this whole episode, there has been a stir in the politics of the country. West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to humiliate Sourav. It was said that BJP failed to include Dada in its party and hence is taking revenge. The TMC called it an example of ‘political vendetta’, while the BJP rejected it outright.

Earlier, Trinamool spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the BJP had tried to spread a message among the people ahead of last year’s assembly elections that Ganguly, who is very popular in the state, would join the party. The TMC also claimed that it was an example of “political vendetta” that Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah can continue as BCCI secretary for a second term but Ganguly cannot do so as president.

The BJP, however, termed the allegations as baseless, saying they never tried to induct Ganguly into the party. “The BJP wanted to spread a message among the people of Bengal as if it was going to induct Sourav in the party,” Ghosh alleged.

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