Will contest Cricket Association of Bengal polls, says Sourav Ganguly

Outgoing BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly could return as president of his state entity, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the former Indian captain said on Saturday. Ganguly, who was forced to step down from the post of BCCI President because there is no precedent for anyone to remain in the top position for more than three years, served as CAB President for four years between 2015 and 2019 before joining BCCI.

“Yes, I will take part in the CAB polls. I plan to submit my nomination on October 22nd. I’ve been in the CAB for five years and according to the Lodha rules, I can continue for another four years,” Ganguly told PTI.

There was much ado that Ganguly’s older brother Snehasish would be fighting for the top spot in place of Avishek Dalmiya, but the ex-India player’s nomination changes many equations.

“I will complete my panel on October 20th. Let’s see,” Ganguly said.

Ganguly is on his way to become President and Roger Binny is likely to succeed him.

Although Ganguly was reportedly keen to continue as chief executive, the former India captain was reportedly not getting the support he wanted from other members.

While BCCI has yet to make an official announcement, Speaking at an event, Ganguly confirmed that he was “moving on to something else”.

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“I was an administrator and I will move on to something else,” he said at the event. “Whatever you do in life, the best days are when you played for India. I was President of BCCI and I will do greater things. You can’t be a player forever, you can’t be an admin forever. It was great to do both.”

“I never believed in the story but in the past I felt the East lacked the talent to play at this level. You don’t become an Ambani or Narendra Modi in one day. You have to work months and years to get there,” he said.

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