Sourav Ganguly who served as one of the most successful skippers of an Indian cricket team has been doing a sensational job as the BCCI President by actively taking part in all BCCI-related activities. Recently, the board appointed Ganguly as the 39th president of BCCI in October. The veteran had played an important role in staging India’s historic day-night Test against Bangladesh in November at the home of cricket, Eden Gardens in Kolkata in front of a jam-packed crowd.
That time around, India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to register their maiden victory in the pink-ball affair. BCCI chief had recently discussed some important ideas in the board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.
The Ganguly-led team proposed to put an end to the Supreme Court-mandated administrative reforms on contract cap of the board’s office-bearers. If approved by the Supreme Court, the decision will see Ganguly continue in his post as BCCI president till 2024 period.
Recently, the comparisons of Ganguly the skipper and Ganguly the BCCI president had cropped up in various angles. But it should be noted that Ganguly wasn’t alone. The ultimate core of the side that Ganguly led was formed by the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and him. But there are doubts whether it is the same case even in BCCI now.
Sourav Ganguly gives a stunning reply:
After finishing three months as the BCCI President, Ganguly was asked about Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble of his BCCI team to which the former India captain gave an epic reply.
“Sare hai (Everyone is there), Jay (Shah) is there, Arun (Dhumal) is there, we all work together,” Ganguly told ABP News.
“It’s very difficult to say who is Tendulkar, Dravid or Kumble. We are very good friends and we all come from different backgrounds. Arun runs a school, Jay has his own business and I have a cricket background,” added Ganguly.
Both Jay Shah and Arun Dhumal were appointed at the same time in October as BCCI secretary and BCCI treasurer respectively.
The fourth member of Ganguly’s team is none other than Jayesh Geroge, who was recruited as the joint secretary of BCCI. Ganguly also cited that their first job was to take BCCI out of the complex situation it found itself in the past three years while also promising corruption-free tenure in BCCI.
“All of us think along the same line. And our main aim is to bring back cricket administration which was not in good shape for the last 3 years. There have been a few changes in these 3 months and we will keep on working like this for the improvement of Indian cricket. We are playing well on the field and we want keep doing well off the field too,” Ganguly said.