Sourav Ganguly, former Indian cricket team captain officially assumed office yesterday as the president of BCCI (Borad oof Control for Cricket in India) and made his brilliant first impression by wearing a very special blazer.
The blazer Ganguly wore was the very same one that he got when he took over the captaincy of Indian Cricket Team in 2000 after Mogammad Azharuddin was thrown out of the team because of the alleged match fixing scandal which shocked the cricket world.
After the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of BCCI in Mumbai Ganguly spoke to the press and said ‘I got it when I was captain of India, so I decided I would wear it but I did not realise it is so lose. But I got this when I was captain so I decided to wear it today’.
It is assumed that Ganguly might only serve 9 months as the BCCI president as part of the ‘Cooling Off’ period as per the new BCCI constitution which makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after every 6 years of holding the office.Tweet:
It's official – @SGanguly99 formally elected as the President of BCCI pic.twitter.com/Ln1VkCTyIW— BCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2019
Ganguly has been an active administrator for Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), his home state cricket association. Ganguly has played 113 test matches in total and 49 as captain out of which he led India to win 21, and still hold record for most Test Victory led by any Indian Captain in overseas Test matches, 11.
Ganguly commented ‘I will do it my way. I will do it the way with no compromise on credibility, corruption-free and same-for-all BCCI. That’s the way I led India and that’s the way I will take this organization forward. It’s a young group and we will have to do a lot of hard work. There were no working committee meetings, I don’t know how it has happened last year’.
‘We will take note of everything and do it to make sure it’s the best for BCCI and Indian cricket. We all must understand we are here to work for BCCI and that the job for us. It’s the first day I sat on a chair where some stalwarts have sat. It was the same when I became the captain as well. There were some great names who led the country before me. I have a role to do and I will do that to the best of my ability’ Ganguly added.