From Grant Govan to Sourav Ganguly: List of all the 39 BCCI Presidents
With his recent appointment, Ganguly became the second Indian captain to hold the top job in BCCI once elected. © Twitter

One of the most decorated captains in Indian cricket history, Sourav Ganguly formally took charge on Wednesday as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President at the headquarters in the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Ganguly, who has become the 39th BCCI President, was the only candidate to file his nomination for the top post after being unanimously chosen as the presidential candidate at a meeting earlier this month.

Ganguly’s team includes Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah as the secretary, Kerala’s Jayesh George as BCCI Joint Secretary, Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand as the new vice-president and former President Anurag Thakur’s younger brother Arun Dhumal as the treasurer.

Here is the complete list of BCCI presidents before Sourav Ganguly:

  • Raymond Eustace Grant Govan: 1928 – 1933
  • Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan: 1933 – 1935
  • Nawab Hamidullah Khan: 1935 – 1937
  • Maharaja K S Digvijaysinhji: 1937 – 1938
  • P Subbarayan: 1938 – 1946
  • Anthony S D’Mello: 1946 – 1951
  • JC Mukherji: 1951 – 1954
  • Maharajkumar of Vizianagram1954 – 1956
  • Sardar Surjit Singh Majithia: 1956 – 1958
  • RK Patel: 1958 – 1960
  • MA Chidambaram: 1960 – 1963
  • Maharaja Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad: 1963 – 1966
  • ZR Irani: 1966 – 1969
  • AN Ghose: 1969 – 1972
  • PM Rungta: 1972 – 1975
  • Ramprakash Mehra: 1975 – 1977
  • M Chinnaswamy: 1977 – 1980
  • SK Wankhede: 1980 – 1982
  • NKP Salve: 1982 – 1985
  • S Sriraman: 1985 – 1988
  • BN Dutt: 1988 – 1990
  • Madhavrao Scindia: 1990 – 1993
  • IS Bindra: 1993 – 1996
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur: 1996 – 1999
  • AC Muthiah: 1999 – 2001
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya: 2001 – 2004
  • Ranbir Singh Mahendra: 2004 – 2005
  • Sharad Pawar: 2005 – 2008
  • Shashank Manohar: 2008 – 2011
  • N Srinivasan: 2011 – 2013
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya: 2013 – 2013
  • N Srinivasan: 2013 – 2014
  • Shivlal Yadav: 2014 – 2014
  • Sunil Gavaskar: 2014 – 2014
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya: 2015 – 2015
  • Shashank Manohar: 2015 – 2016
  • Anurag Thakur: 2016 – 2017
  • CK Khanna: 2017 – 2019
  • Sourav Ganguly: 2019 – Present

With his recent appointment, Ganguly became the second Indian captain to hold the top job in BCCI once elected. The only other Indian captain to become full-time BCCI president was Maharajkumar of Vizianagram or Vizzy, who had led the Indian team in 3 Test matches during the tour of England in 1936. He became the president of BCCI in 1954. Sunil Gavaskar was appointed interim president in 2014 but has never held the position as a full-time administrator.