Sourav Ganguly Elected As BCCI President, Makes A Big Statement

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Sourav Ganguly was elected as the BCCI President on Monday. He went on to say that he had never expressed his aspirations and keenness for the position

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

Former Indian captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president, Sourav Ganguly's election as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) remains a mere formality after Sunday's 5-hour long meeting of key BCCI stakeholders. Meanwhile, it has also been learned that he is set to be elected unopposed as the BCCI President. During his playing days, Ganguly, who is nicknamed as 'Dada' was arguably the best and the finest captains in the history of Indian cricket having scored 11,363 runs in 311 One-Day internationals at an average of 41.02 and nearly helping India win the 2003 World Cup.

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Ganguly speaks his heart out

Ganguly who is set to be elected as the new President of BCCI made some big statements while addressing the media. When asked about the speculations of who had a role in making him the frontrunner, Dada said that he had never expressed his aspirations.

"I had never expressed my aspirations for this position. There were senior people in the team. I have never spoken to anyone, I had never expressed that I was keen", said Ganguly. 

The ex-captain also added that 90% of the representatives in the BCCI at the moment are new. 

"Till 10:30 in the night, I was not aware till I was told that I need to be the president and take this association forward along with Jay (Shah), Arun, the vice-president, the apex council members and the joint secretary."

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Ganguly thanks Mamata Banerjee

On Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated former Indian captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly for being elected as the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Recalling his rich contribution to Bengal and India, she also expressed her satisfaction with his performance as the CAB Chief. Thereafter, Banerjee wished him good luck for this assignment. 

Even Sourav Ganguly obliged by thanking Mamata for her complimentary message.

"She is Mamata Didi and I am happy to get congratulatory messages from her", mentioned Ganguly. 

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