New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar today backed former national team captain Saurav Ganguly to take over as interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
There is an administrative crisis currently going in the BCCI after Supreme Court yesterday sacked President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.
Both Thakur and Shirke were on Monday removed from their posts for their failure to implement the Justice R.M. Lodha committee’s recommendations in running the board.
After the duo’s ouster several various names have came in front to up the charge of the national cricket board body.
Many names are including that of Ganguly-the current Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President-have been doing the rounds to succeed Thakur on an interim basis.
Ganguly also fits the bill as the Lodha Committee, in its initial recommendations, had stressed that former players should administer the BCCI.
A bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in their order said that as an interim arrangement, the senior most Vice President of the BCCI would act as the President and the Joint Secretary would be the Secretary.
However, Ganguly is not a vice-president and would even complete three-year tenure in office in CAB and therefore he could not be eligible for the post.