Will Sourav Ganguly mentor Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020: The former Indian captain was recently elected as the BCCI President.
Former India captain and recently elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly won’t be present at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi for the third Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India.
“Wanted to go to Ranchi, but won’t get time as I have to inaugurate this edition of the Indian Super League as I’m now the face of ISL and shot for them. So, I will be attending the opening ceremony in Kerala [Kochi],” Ganguly was quoted as saying during an interaction with reporters in Kolkata.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 14, 2019
While Ganguly has been elected without contesting the elections, his official tenure will start from October 23 which was the original date for the BCCI elections.
Will Sourav Ganguly mentor Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020?
Ganguly successfully worked as a mentor with Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019. The franchise had reached the playoffs for the first time after 2012.
Going by the trending conflict of interest norms in Indian cricket, Ganguly is ineligible to hold multiple positions. Being asked about the same, Ganguly disclosed the roles that he has given up after becoming the BCCI President.
Sourav Ganguly’s first statement: want to take care of first-class cricketers, their financial well-being and make Ranji Trophy a priority. Great to see. Hope he walks the talk.
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) October 14, 2019
“I will continue doing only [Bengali TV show] ‘Dadagiri’ and endorsements, rest all stopped. Commentary, article writing and IPL, I’ll stop doing all this now.
“I’ve already quit Delhi Capitals and conveyed it to them. It’s [BCCI Presidency] a huge responsibility and the first task would be to form various committees by calling Apex Council meeting,” Ganguly said.