Sourav Ganguly took office as the BCCI president on October 23, 2019. The decision to extend his term however lies in the Supreme Court as he had to go for a compulsory cooling off period for holding dual posts. Former India cricket Kirti Azad said that Sourav Ganguly should introspect if he was successful as BCCI president.
Azad made this statement when asked about what he thinks about the prospect of Ganguly taking over as ICC chairman. The 1983 World Cup winning squad member also mentioned that the former India captain is a nice guy otherwise but needs to re-asses how he did as the president of the cricket board.
“Sourav (Ganguly) is no doubt a very nice guy but obviously when he was coming in fighting for or becoming the president of BCCI, he knew that he had only eight months, so for whatever he has done in these eight months, he has to introspect himself. Whether he has been successful as the president of BCCI or not,” Kirti Azad told CricketAddictor in an exclusive interview.
With Ganguly at helm, there have cases where, cricketers and associations have received their due payments late or still not received at all. The excuse has been put majorly on the novel coronavirus pandemic situation. Moreover, Ganguly, drew flak for his recent shoot with JSW as questions about conflict of interest were raised.
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.