Sourav Ganguly has conveyed his best wishes to newly-elected
BCCI President Roger Binny. Ganguly wished his successor the best in his role as the head of the apex cricket board in the country for at least the next
three years. Binny, who played 72 ODIs and 27 ODIs for India, was elected
unopposed for the top post on Tuesday (October) at the BCCI Annual General
Jay Shah will continue to be the secretary after the Supreme Court accepted the recommendation of the apex board. The other elected unopposed members were treasurer Ashish Shelar, vice-president Rajeev Shukla and joint secretary Devjit Saikia.
Although Ganguly was also given permission to extend his tenure, he did not get enough support from the board members, which paved the way for his departure.
Speaking after attending the AGM in Mumbai, Ganguly reckoned the new group will be able to push Indian cricket in the right direction. He vested trust in Binny’s administrative capabilities to keep the growth intact.
“I wish Roger (Binny) all the best. The new group will take this forward. BCCI is in great hands. Indian cricket is strong so I wish them all the luck,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by ANI.
During Ganguly’s tenure since 2019, the board was successful in organizing IPL in UAE, amid COVID-19 cases in the country. In the last few years, the domestic structure has improved and the foundation of Women’s IPL has also been laid out.
Meanwhile, the 50-year-old has decided to contest the Presidential polls of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). He earlier held this post from 2016 to 2019 and can hold this post for another four years, as per the amendment by SC.
Also, there were speculations of Ganguly being nominated for the post of ICC Chairman, who will be elected next month in Australia. However, the office-bearers have given an indication of no discussion regarding the development.