It Has Been Under Tough Circumstances Due To Covid-19 Over The Last Two Years: Sourav Ganguly On His Tenure As BCCI President

Updated - 04 Feb 2022, 02:03 PM

Sourav Ganguly and Snehashish Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly and Snehashish Ganguly. Image Credits: Twitter

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that it has been tough for the board to stage cricket matches.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global peace as many people have lost their lives and others have been impacted by their livelihood. Cricket is no different as it also took some time for all the administrations to resume operations.

The Indian board had conducted their premium T20 competition (IPL) twice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Last year BCCI had staged the first phase of IPL in India before the tournament was immediately suspended in early May.

MS Dhoni receives IPL 2021 trophy, BCCI, IPL
MS Dhoni receives IPL 2021 trophy. (Photo: IPL)

BCCI had scrapped Ranji Trophy last year

BCCI has been successful in staging white-ball tournaments like Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20) and Vijay Hazare Trophy but had to scrap the Ranji Trophy season last year.

This year also the red-ball tournament was under threat after it was postponed in January, however, BCCI has decided to hold the Ranji Trophy this year in two phases.

The pandemic has wreaked havoc all over the world: Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly admitted that they are fortunate to stage matches even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The BCCI president, who joined the board in October 2019, was asked about his legacy, to which the former Indian skipper said that people will decide it.

What’s my legacy? Well, I won’t be able to tell it now. Let’s see what happens. It is up to you all to judge my legacy, it is what it is. But it has been under tough circumstances due to Covid-19 over the last two years,” Ganguly told Sportstar.

BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah, Arun Dhumal
BCCI officials. (Photo: Twitter)

“The pandemic has wreaked havoc all over the world and we are fortunate that we could still manage to get a majority of cricket done,” he added. 

The Indian cricket team was recently hit with COVID-19 cases ahead of their white-ball matches against West Indies. Seven members including four players tested positive for the contagious virus.

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