[caption id="attachment_901765" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-901765" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ganguly-ians-1.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Sourav Ganguly addressed the media for the first time since becoming president of the BCCI. IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Sourav Ganguly, the newly elected president of the BCCI, addressing his first media conference since taking over, said his target will be to guide Indian cricket corruption-free. <p></p> <p></p>Ganguly, drawing parallels between his appointment as BCCI president and when he was given captaincy of the Indian cricket team back in the year 2000 - when the nation was hit by a match-fixing scandal - stressed on the need to ensure corruption-free performance of the cricket board. <p></p> <p></p>"It is an honour to have been asked to take over, when it is a new start for the BCCI. It's a new start, a similar situation to when I took over India's captaincy," Ganguly said. <p></p> <p></p>Ganguly was unanimously elected on Wednesday as president of India's troubled cricket board, the sport's most powerful body. The only nominee to the post, Ganguly was appointed at a meeting in Mumbai, the board confirmed on Twitter. <p></p> <p></p>The 47-year-old's appointment ends more than two years of a Supreme Court appointed committee overseeing the board's affairs. Ex-chief Anurag Thakur and his number two Ajay Shirke were axed by the top court in January 2017 over their failure to enact a series of recommended reforms. <p></p> <p></p>The order came after judges slapped restrictions on the BCCI's accounts in 2016 over its failure to implement changes put forward by a panel headed by a former top judge, Rajendra Mal Lodha. The court since appointed a top anti-corruption troubleshooter, Vinod Rai, as head of a team to oversee the running of board.