Sourav Ganguly: Another shocking news has come about Sourav Ganguly, the former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). After stepping down from the post of BCCI President, Ganguly was supposed to become the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), but now it will not happen. In fact, Ganguly withdrew himself from the race for the post of president, paving the way for his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly to be elected unopposed to the top post at the annual general meeting on October 31.
Ganguly did not file nomination papers for the post of President on the last day of nomination
He told reporters at the Eden Gardens, “I had said that I will present my candidature only when elections are held. Elections are not being held and hence everyone will be elected unopposed. If I had contested the elections, then two or more people would not get any post, so I withdrew. I would have been elected unopposed but I felt it was not right. They (cab office-bearers) will work for the next three years and we will see after that.”
Ganguly was BCCI President for three years
Ganguly took over as the BCCI President in 2019. After that he worked in this post for three years. Suddenly Ganguly was removed from his post even though he had clearly stated that he wanted to continue in his post. Along with Ganguly, Jay Shah, who became the secretary of the board, has been successful in saving his chair. After Ganguly’s removal, 1983 World Cup winner Roger Binny has been made the new president.
There were also reports that if Ganguly is removed from the post of BCCI President, then he can be sent to the International Cricket Council. However, it has also become clear from the BCCI that they are not going to support Ganguly for the election of ICC.