Sourav Ganguly is set to take over as BCCI’s President on October 23 and before he assumes the role officially, the former India captain has been receiving wishes from his fellows.
The latest wish came from none other Sachin Tendulkar, who played under Ganguly for a long time and also opened with him in white-ball cricket. The Master Blaster congratulated Ganguly and also sent his wishes to his team.
“Congrats on being elected the @BCCI President, Dadi. I am sure you will continue to serve Indian Cricket like you always have! Best wishes to the new team that will take charge,” he wrote on Twitter.
Congrats on being elected the @BCCI President, Dadi.
I am sure you will continue to serve Indian Cricket like you always have!🏏
Best wishes to the new team that will take charge. pic.twitter.com/ucGnOi0DRC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 15, 2019
Apart from playing international cricket together for a long time, the duo also played junior cricket at the same time. Tendulkar was fast-tracked into international cricket, a move that repaid benefits as he is regarded as the finest batsman that the game has ever had. Sachin, unlike Ganguly, hasn’t taken part in state body or BCCI’s elections.
Ganguly is presently the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and will soon become the boss of BCCI. This will see him quit his post at CAB. Apart from that, he will also have to give his commentary duties, media duties and his role at Delhi Capitals.
Ganguly will have a short tenure as the President as he will have to leave the office in September 2020 to serve the mandatory cooling-off period. No official can be in a position for more than six years on the trot. Ganguly has been serving as CAB’s President for long, which will see him quit BCCI next year.
The former India captain will be elected unanimously in the position is there is no other candidate in the fray for the job. Brijesh Patel did seem to take up the position but as soon a Ganguly confirmed his candidature, the doors opened for him.
Patel is likely to be appointed as chairman of IPL and might go on to take over as BCCI’s President once Ganguly leaves the position next year.