‘One cannot stay in administration forever’, says Ganguly on future as BCCI chief

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KOLKATA: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that he enjoyed his time as a cricket administrator, but added that one “cannot play forever, remain in administration forever”. His comments come when former Indian cricketer Roger Binny is likely to take over as BCCI president.

“I was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal for five years. I have been president of BCCI for three years. After all these terms, you have to leave and go. As an administrator, you have to contribute a lot and make things better for the team. Me, being a player, who was around for a long time, understood it. I enjoyed my time as an administrator thoroughly. You cannot play forever and you cannot remain in administration forever,” said Ganguly at an event.

Former Indian cricketer and member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Roger Binny, is likely to be the next BCCI president replacing Sourav Ganguly while BJP MLA Ashish Shelar is likely to be the treasurer, replacing Arun Dhumal as per sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Jay Shah will retain his position as the BCCI Secretary.

At a BCCI meeting held at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday, all office-bearers from different parts of the country from various associations filed nominations for different positions on the board.

The discussions were held in the internal BCCI meeting in the lead-up to the elections, scheduled for October 18. Senior BCCI administrator Rajeev Shukla will remain vice-president of the board. Binny (67) has previously served as a member of the BCCI selection committee. He is currently president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

Sourav Ganguly, the current BCCI president, is tipped to be India’s representative for the 16-member International Cricket Council (ICC) Board chairman’s post, elections for which are slated to be held this November. (ANI)

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