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Will Be Contesting Cricket Affiliation Of Bengal Polls, Says Sourav Ganguly


Outgoing BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly might be again because the president of his state unit, the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB), the previous India captain stated on Saturday. Ganguly, who needed to step down from the BCCI president’s submit as there is no such thing as a priority of anybody persevering with within the prime job for greater than three years, had been the CAB president for 4 years between 2015 to 2019 earlier than coming to the apex physique.

“Sure, I will likely be contesting the CAB polls. I plan to file my nomination on October 22. I’ve been in CAB for 5 years and as per Lodha guidelines, I can proceed for an additional 4 years,” Ganguly advised PTI.

There was a powerful buzz that Ganguly’s elder brother Snehasish would contest instead of Avishek Dalmiya for the highest submit, however the former India participant’s nomination modifications plenty of equations.

“I’ll finalise my panel on October 20. Let’s have a look at,” Ganguly stated.

Those that are monitoring the developments really feel that rather a lot will rely upon what sort of selections the powers that be within the BCCI tackle the ICC chairmanship.

“With Sourav, there’ll at all times be a component of drama concerned. In 2019, he beat Brijesh (Patel) for BCCI president’s submit in a literal photograph end with energy equations altering finally second,” a senior BCCI official and an in depth witness to the occasions then advised PTI on the situation of anonymity.

“Do not forget that there’s an ICC chairman’s nomination to be filed on October 20. Whether or not the highly effective folks within the BCCI have a change of coronary heart, is the query,” he stated.

As of now, Ganguly’s possibilities of turning into the BCCI nominee for the ICC chairmanship is lower than 10 %, if one goes by the temper within the Board.

If there is no such thing as a change in coronary heart among the many BCCI mandarins, then Ganguly as CAB president would imply that he would stay related within the Board’s administrative corridors in some capability, being their consultant on the varied board conferences.


However there are plenty of equations which can be at all times at play, and the image will solely be clear submit the BCCI’s Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) on October 18 in Mumbai.

There have been rumours that Ganguly stepped down in acrimonious circumstances, however the soon-to-be IPL chairman Arun Dhumal in an interview to PTI rubbished them.

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