And Ganguly's biggest challenge in the coming months will be to make sure BCCI gets its due share from the world governing body.
Rai said Kumble was the best coach available and he would have kept him in the role if it had been possible.
During his tenure, Ganguly will look to coordinate with old guard such as former President N Srinivasan and ex-Secretary Niranjan Shah, whose children are now part of the BCCI.
Guha's resignation letter later created a storm as he lambasted the BCCI for failing to address the conflict of interest issue with regards to players and coaches holding multiple positions.
Today is the last day of the CoA in office as the BCCI elections result will be declared later in the day after the Annual General Meeting.
Ganguly pipped Brijesh Patel in a see-saw battle and is expected to be the only presidential nominee.
Junior support staff member accused of misbehaviour during West Indies tour, BCCI says case of mistaken identity
Subramaniam's tenure ended with the West Indies tour after being accused of high-handed behaviour with top officials of the Indian High Commission there.
Rai said that keeping in mind the assembly election dates of Maharashtra and Haryana, BCCI election date has been extended from October 22nd to 23rd.
The CoA on Monday filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking certain clarifications to the court's order on holding elections in the state associations of the board.
Even though the BCCI a year ago increased the pay of selectors, it remains a less sought after job for top former cricketers, who earn more by doing commentary.
Meanwhile, TNCA officials said the M Senthilnathan-led senior selection panel will continue.
As per the BCA chief, Karim stopped the checks once the players picked by the disqualified committee of the BCA -- led by Gopal Bohra and Rabi Shankar Prasad Singh -- were tested.
Up in arms against this, several state associations have decided to write to the CoA, saying this should not happen.
The Supreme Court-appointed COA, which last week extended the deadline of holding state elections by two weeks, had issued an ultimatum to state bodies to put their house in order by September 12.
Saurashtra, Baroda, Gujarat Cricket Associations will announce their respective election dates on Thursday.