Recently, the former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has taken charge as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. However, it is going to be only for 10 months, as Sourav Ganguly needs to go for a cooling-off period, as recommended by the Lodha Committee. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir wants the officials to make a change in order to extend the stay of Sourav Ganguly.

Ganguly who served as president at Cricket Association of Bengal will have to relinquish his position as BCCI president as he will complete a three-year period in office as CAB and BCCI boss combined.

Meanwhile, the former India opener and the current member of Lok Sabha Gautam Gambhir has put his weight behind BCCI president Sourav Ganguly getting an extension. Writing in his column in The Times of India, Gambhir stressed on the need for having people like Ganguly in Indian cricket administration.

Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. Credits: Twitter

Sourav Ganguly has the ability to bring inclusive growth – Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir said it’s critical that ex-national team cricketers like Ganguly are allowed to head the country’s cricketing affairs. He believes that the vision of Sourav Ganguly will help the Indian Cricket blossom to the new levels.

Personally speaking, I am not a big fan of the cooling-off period for office-bearers. I have said this before and I will say it again that Indian cricket needs individuals like Sourav Ganguly. They not only have minds of their own but they also have a vision and ability to lead inclusive growth,” Gautam Gambhir wrote.

Sourav Ganguly | BCCI
Sourav Ganguly (Credit: Twitter)

”Besides, he knows his weaknesses better than his strengths and knows how to work on them. It will be a shame if Dada has to leave after 10 months. At the same time, I am not suggesting to undo the fantastic work done by Lodha Committee,” he added in his lines to Times of India.

Well, in the next 10 months, Sourav Ganguly has to quit from his post as per the rules unless the AGM changes the clause that requires office-bearers to enter a three-year cooling-off period after six years in office, in a state unit or BCCI.