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'Zero tolerance toward corruption,' says Ganguly after taking charge as BCCI President

Sourav Ganguly addresses media after taking charge as BCCI president. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Oct 23, 2019, 02.33 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday took over as the BCCI president and said that he is here to fulfil the role to the best of his ability. 
In his very first press conference as the BCCI president, Ganguly said that he is honoured to have taken up the role and described it as "new start".

"There will be no compromise on the credibility and zero tolerance toward corruption," Ganguly told media today.

Calling Virat Kohli "the most important man in Indian cricket", Ganguly said that he will be meeting him tomorrow and offer him "support in all possible ways". 

The incoming BCCI president added that he will ensure that the Ranji Trophy is competitive. 

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Ganguly is set to serve as the top BCCI boss for the next 10 months.

Ganguly is the 39th president of the BCCI. After 33 months of Committee of Administrators (CoA) being in charge, Ganguly was elected the president unopposed.

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Since 2017, the BCCI is being run by administrators appointed by the Supreme Court after its office-bearers failed to implement administrative reforms within the world’s richest national cricket body. 

The former left-handed batsman, who played 113 tests and 311 one-day internationals and led India to 21 test wins, has already been an administrator for his home state association.
 

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Calling Virat Kohli 'the most important man in Indian cricket', Ganguly said that he will be meeting him tomorrow and 'support him in all possible ways'.