Sourav Ganguly has been named the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The legendary batsman was elected after a general body meeting on Wednesday.
Ganguly was India captain from 2000 to 2005 and guided them to the final of the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
He is sixth on the all-time list of Test run-scorers for India with 7,212, and his 11,363 runs in ODIs rank ninth on the international all-time list.
"I congratulated him. It's great that he has become BCCI president," said India captain Virat Kohli.
Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha added: "I hope players will immensely benefit after Dada [Ganguly] takes up the new role.
"He has represented the country for a long time and then went on to dominate Indian cricket first as a player then captain.
"He can bring about a lot of improvements as he knows the game inside out. If something is not happening, Dadi can make it happen."