Exclusive - Deep Dasgupta: Sourav Ganguly Will Be A 'Good Choice' For Next ICC President

Exclusive – Sourav Ganguly Will Be A ‘Good Choice’ For Next ICC President: Deep Dasgupta

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (Credits - Twitter)

A formidable Bengal team consisting Sourav Ganguly, Manoj Tiwary, Rohan Gavaskar, Lakshmi Ratan Shukla, Ashoka Dinda led by Deep Dasgupta reached the 2006-07 Ranji trophy final. But fell short by 133 runs, while chasing a daunting target of 472 runs against record champions Mumbai, despite valiant half-centuries from Deep Dasgupta (57) and Sourav Ganguly (90).

Dasgupta took over the reigns of Bengal following the resignation of Ganguly. He celebrates his 43rd birthday today and closely saw the rise of Ganguly while sharing the state team dressing room. The former India captain, in fact, went on to become the most successful player from Bengal.

Bengal Ranji Team (Courtesy: Rohan Gavaskar/Instagram)
Bengal Ranji Team (Courtesy: Rohan Gavaskar/Instagram)

Deep Dasgupta on Sourav Ganguly as next ‘ICC President’

Sourav Ganguly learnt administration under late Jagmohan Dalmiya. He took over as CAB president in 2015, following the death of his administrative mentor. After succeeding in Bengal, he took some commendable decisions in a short-span after being named the BCCI president.

Ganguly pioneered the first pink-ball Test in India and his former counter-part Graeme Smith, currently serving as director of cricket at Cricket South Africa, believes he will be perfect to take up the role of ICC president in near future.

And Deep Dasgupta think no differently about Ganguly. He believes the former India captain will be a ‘good choice’ to take up the role of ICC president. The ex-Bengal captain, now a brilliant analyst of the game, however said that, the sports administration is a different ball game and has its own dynamics.

Deep Dasgupta, Sourav Ganguly (Courtesy: Facebook)
Deep Dasgupta, Sourav Ganguly (Courtesy: Facebook)

“It’s only normal because Sourav Ganguly is in sports administration as BCCI president and one thing I’m certain that Sourav will be a very good choice. Having said that we have to understand that sports administration is a different ball game with its own dynamics,” Deep Dasgupta told CricketAddictor over phone. 

It is, however, a noted development that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves is the front-runner to take up the position of next ICC president. He will likely step down as ECB chairman on August 31 to head the governing council.