Sourav Ganguly set to be next BCCI President

The first priority will be to look after first-class cricketers: says Sourav Ganguly.

  • 14th Oct 2019

At the point when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) returns to being a vote based system from October 23rd onwards following three years of the Supreme Court-named Committee of Administrators (CoA), Indian cricket's most commended chief - Sourav Ganguly - will more then likely take over as the following president.

For the time being, it might be a short spell at the top post for Ganguly as he should go in for a chilling period from July 2020 under the new standards. He has been holding posts in the Cricket Association of Bengal for as long as five years where he right now fills in as president and a director can just serve six years nice and easy.

"That is the rule. So we should manage it. My first need will be to look after first-class cricketers. I had requested the CoA and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To deal with cricketers' financial interest," he said after his name was finalized in a casual gathering of BCCI state units.

When Ganguly took over as India captain in 2000, Indian cricket was in sloppy waters, getting pieces after the match-fixing scandal. He drove Indian cricket to security and imparted conviction that India could win abroad. Presently with BCCI's clout essentially diminished at the ICC, the previous captain's board-room affability will be a test.

"I am happy with the appointment because this is the time at which BCCI's picture has hampered and it's an incredible open door for me to accomplish something.

"Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it's a big responsibility because it is the biggest organization in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge," he said.

At the point when India Today asked him to compare his feelings now and when he had become India captain, he said, "Nothing can beat being India captain."

"I never thought I would be President," was his response when asked if he had been thinking. But India Today has dependably learned, it was just the top post-Ganguly was prepared to take up when dealings were on.

After Ganguly declined different posts being offered, previous India cricketer Brijesh Patel looked set to dominate.

In this way, with Patel's name not discovering total support and BJP metal in BCCI for giving rules to Ganguly, the tide changed.

There has also been a discussion of decision BJP striking a deal with the cricket star for being the essence of their next political battleground - Bengal races against opponent Mamata Banerjee or if nothing else is a star campaigner.

Ganguly denied the same. "Nothing of that sort. No one has let me know," he said. Ganguly will document his assignment papers face to face, Monday morning at BCCI base camp.

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