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Sourav Ganguly takes charge as 39th BCCI President

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday officially took over as the 39th President of the BCCI, becoming the biggest name to head the world’s richest cricket board.

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Former Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly takes charge as BCCI's new President, at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, Wednesday

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COA chief Vinod Rai (2ndR), member Diana Edulji (R), BCCI Electoral officer N Gopalswami (L) and others during the General Body meeting at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai, Wednesday (PTI Photo)

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BCCI's new President Saurav Ganguly with Secretary Jai Shah, former BCCI president N Srinivasan, ex-Secretary Niranjan Shah, former BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla and KCA president Jayesh George pose for a photograph after a press conference at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, Wednesday (PTI Photo)

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Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly speaks to BCCI secretary Jay Shah during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai (Reuters Photo)

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Newly-elected President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly attends a press conference after taking charge in Mumbai, India, Wednesday (AP Photo)

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President Mohammad Azharuddin pose for a photograph at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai, Wednesday (PTI Photo)

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Newly-elected President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly, center, Secretary Jay Shah, left, and Treasurer Arun Dhumal stand for a photograph during a press conference in Mumbai, India, Wednesday (AP Photo)

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Former Indian cricketer Brijesh Patel arrives for the General Body meeting at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai, Wednesday (PTI Photo)

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Former BCCI president N Srinivasan arrives for the General Body meeting at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai, Wednesday (PTI Photo)

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Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly is greeted by BCCI Electoral officer N Gopalswami after taking charge as the new BCCI President during the General Body meeting, at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai, Wednesday (PTI Photo)