Sourav Ganguly made a fine start to his role as BCCI president. He pioneered the first pink-ball Test to the country and also spoke about the need of playing Day-Nigh Test on a regular basis. However, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Sourav Ganguly lost a few months of his tenure as a BCCI president.
Ganguly is the first India cricketer after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram to become the president of Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI). He will be able to serve as BCCI president only up to September 2020, as he is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and will have to go into a compulsory cooling off period.
Cricket board secretary Jay Shah and Ganguly have spoken about appealing to the Supreme Court about the extension of their role due to the pandemic situation. However, the former India captain has said that, if his appeal is dismissed then he will move on and do something else.
“This is unreal. For 4 months we haven’t been to the officie in Mumbai. This is my 7th or 8th month as BCCI president out of which 4 months have been taken away by Covid.
“So we have been working on video conferencing but that’s what it is. I can’t change it. I have to accept it and try and do the best I can in this situation.
“I don’t know whether we will get an extension or not. If we don’t, we don’t, I move on to something else. At the moment, the last 8 months as BCCI president, 4 months I have been sitting at home,” Ganguly said on the latest episode of India Today Inspiration.
Ganguly took over as CAB president in 2015, following the death of his administrative mentor Jagmohan Dalmiya.
The 47-year-old Sourav Ganguly had said that he wants to emulate Dalmiya’s success at the role.