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Sourav Ganguly appointed president of Cricket Association of Bengal

Kolkata: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as new chief of Cricket Association of Bengal.Ganguly will succeed the late BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya who was also at the helm of CABDalmiya died
India TV Sports Desk September 24, 2015 21:18 IST
India TV Sports Desk

Kolkata: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as new chief of Cricket Association of Bengal.

Ganguly will succeed the late BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya who was also at the helm of CAB

Dalmiya died on Sunday due to cardiac arrest. Ganguly will be the first Test player to head CAB.

Speaking to media Ganguly said, I am thankful to my colleagues for giving me this responsibility.

"If the 117 members agree, I will take over the responsibility, will try and do the best," the ace left hander added.

Dalmiya's son Avishek was also made joint secretary of the state body. The announcement was made by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee after a meeting with CAB officials.