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Sourav Ganguly formally elected as president of India’s cricket board

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Ganguly arrives for a meeting at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. File photo/ AFP

In a consensual agreement, former India captain Sourav Ganguly was elected as the president of India’s cricket board. His appointment brings an end to the Supreme Court appointed committee overseeing the board’s affairs.

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Fondly known as Dada, Sourav Ganguly is an Indian cricket commentator aside being a former captain of the Indian national team.

He was appointed as the 39th chief of the BCCI at a meeting in Mumbai. Sourav Ganguly was the only nominee for the post.

"It’s official - @SGanguly99 formally elected as the President of BCCI," the board posted on Twitter.

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.