Former Indian cricket team captain Saurav Ganguly was on Thursday named the next president of Cricket Association of Bengal by chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
The position fell vacant with the death of veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya.
“We have unanimously decided that Saurav will fill the vacant post. Jagmohan Dalmiya’s son Avishek will be inducted in the CAB panel,” Banerjee said.
Ganguly told reporters the chief minister made the decision after talking to members of the board.
“I am happy. If 117 members of CAB want it, I shall bear the responsibility,” he said. However, he refused to comment to whether the chief minister had any role to play in his selection.
The announcement came a day after Ganguly and Avishek met Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat and held an hour-long meeting.