The fans could see the legendary Sourav Ganguly on the cricket field as a player once again this week. The BCCI president is set to take the field along with his colleagues when the Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place in Ahmedabad on Thursday (December 24).
Ahead of the AGM, the electoral board members will be seen locking horns in a cricket match at the newly-built Motera Stadium in the city. Motera is the largest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of over 1, 14,000. The renovated stadium is yet to host any competitive game and will do so in February when England visit India.
The BCCI members will be divided into two teams for the much-anticipated game. Sourav Ganguly and board secretary Jay Shah will be leading the two teams respectively. So far, Sourav Ganguly and Shah have worked together for the BCCI and it won’t be wrong to say that the fans would be excited to see them lock horns against each other.
Sourav Ganguly is one of the greatest batsmen in the history of Indian cricket. He scored nearly 20,000 runs in international cricket. The former India captain’s last appearance in international cricket came in 2008 while he last played a competitive game in 2011.
The game will be held on Wednesday (December 23), one day before the AGM and former IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla will be the referee. According to Times Now, 28 members of the BCCI electoral board will be present in the AGM.
Motera to host international game in February:
Since being renovated, Motera will host its first international game in February when India host England. The series will be also the first one in India after the Covid-19 enforced break. The series will start with the first Test on February 5 in Chennai. The venue for the second Test will be Chennai too before Motera hosts the next two Tests. All the five T20Is will be then played at the Motera before Pune hosts the three ODIs.