INDIA: India’s cricketer Legend Sourav Ganguly, during an event in Kolkata, broke his silence over his resignation from the administrative post of BCCI and said, “one cannot stay in administration forever.” The veteran skipper is set to be replaced from the post of BCCI President by a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Roger Binny.
Roger, has previously served as an active member of the BCCI selection committee and recently, he has applied for the nomination for the BCCI top post. However, the results are yet to be official but meanwhile, Ganguly put a pause on all rumours floating around.
He said, “Life is about faith. Everybody gets tested, everybody gets rewarded, and Everybody gets rejected, that’s the circle of life. What remains constant is the faith in your ability, which keeps you going through that circle.”
The Kolkata-based cricketer has earlier served as the president of Cricket Association of Bengal for 5 yrs. Talking about his responsible post he said, “I was president of Cricket Association of Bengal for 5 years and served as president of BCCI for 3 years. You must leave when your tenure expires. You can’t play and be an administrator at the same time. It was fascinating to see both sides of the coin as a player and an administrator.”
As per a close source report, Sourav Ganguly was offered the prestigious post of IPL Chairman. However, he wanted to continue as the BCCI President but he later recovered that there is no rule of giving a second term to the board president.
According to reports, Sourav Ganguly rejected the offer of being the IPL chairman because he doesn’t want to become a head of a subcommittee in the BCCI prior to serving as the president of the board.