Sourav Ganguly elected President of BCCI

By ScoreLine Desk - October 25, 2019

Mumbai: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday officially took charge as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and on the very first day as the boss, he made sure to make a lasting impression by wearing a special blazer.

Ganguly wore the same blazer which he had got when he became the captain of the Indian cricket team. Ganguly was made captain of the Indian team in 2000 after Mohammad Azharuddin’s ouster from the team following the match-fixing scandal that rocked the cricketing world.

“I got it when I was captain of India, so I decided I would wear it but I did not realise it is so lose. But I got this when I was captain so I decided to wear it today,” Ganguly told reporters after formally taking over as the new boss at the apex body’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.

Ganguly is likely to serve only 9 months as BCCI president as the “Cooling Off” period clause in the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after 6 years in office.

Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals and led India to 21 Test wins, has already been an administrator for his home state association, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

“I will do it my way. I will do it the way with no compromise on credibility, corruption-free and same-for-all BCCI. That’s the way I led India and that’s the way I will take this organization forward.

“It’s a young group and we will have to do a lot of hard work. There were no working committee meetings, I don’t know how it has happened last year. We will take note of everything and do it to make sure it’s the best for BCCI and Indian cricket. We all must understand we are here to work for BCCI and that the job for us.

“It’s the first day I sat on a chair where some stalwarts have sat. It was the same when I became the captain as well. There were some great names who led the country before me. I have a role to do and I will do that to the best of my ability,” Ganguly said.

By ScoreLine Desk

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