Sourav Ganguly News: BCCI new President declares his first priority of work, as the former Indian captain turned out to be the unanimous choice.
The former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly is set to take-over as the President of the BCCI. Ganguly will file his nomination on Monday (October 14) for the elections, which is set to take place on October 23.
According to recent media reports, Sourav Ganguly is likely to be elected as the BCCI president unopposed. In further details, even before taking the post, Ganguly has made clear about his first work of action.
In an interaction with Indian Today, Ganguly has said that his first priority as the President of BCCI will be to look after first-class cricketers and their financial interest.
“That’s the rule. So we will have to deal with it. My first priority will be to look after first-class cricketers. I had requested to the CoA and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest,” he told India Today.
Ganguly further said that he is delighted with the timing of his appointment and is looking forward to improving BCCI’s hampered image.
“I am happy with the appointment because this is the time when BCCI’s image has got hampered and it’s a great opportunity for me to do something. Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it’s a big responsibility because it is the biggest organization in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge,” he further said.
Ganguly is known for taking huge challenges, last time he took a crucial role for the Indian cricket. It was back when India was amidst fixing scandal, and Ganguly took over as the captain and transformed the whole team. His legacy as a captain is still lauded. Thus, fans are optimistic about his new appointment.