“Yes, I will be contesting the CAB polls,” Ganguly told PTI. “I plan to file my nomination on October 22. I have been in CAB for five years and as per Lodha rules, I can continue for another four years.
“I will finalise my panel on October 20.”
The PTI report said, “There was a strong buzz that Ganguly’s elder brother Snehasish would contest in place of Avishek Dalmiya for the top post, but the former India player’s nomination changes a lot of equations.”
Along with Binny, there will be two first-timers in the new administration: Ashish Shelar, who served as Mumbai Cricket Association president between 2017 and 2019, will be the treasurer, and Devajit Saikia, currently secretary at Assam Cricket Association, will be the joint secretary.
As a requirement, Dhumal, though, will initially need to contest for the position of an IPL governing council member. Also joining the governing council will be Dalmiya. He will replace Khairul Majumdar, who will be nominated as the BCCI’s general body representative on the board’s Apex Council.