Setting proper the picture of the Indian cricket Board and taking care of the monetary well being of first-class cricketers are fast priorities of President-elect Sourav Ganguly, who is about to take over the reins of the BCCI at an important time.
In Ganguly, the BCCI may have its first President since Anurag Thakur was pressured out in January 2017 following the appointment of the Committee of Administrator (CoA), which run the present for 33 months.
The previous India captain could be at helm for a mere 9 months however he stated it’s an incredible alternative to do “one thing good”. He’s the one candidate to have filed nomination for the submit of President.
“It’s an incredible feeling (getting high submit) as I’ve performed for the nation and captained the nation. And I’m taking on at a time when BCCI has not been in biggest of place for the final three years. Its picture has bought hampered (tarnished) rather a lot,” Ganguly advised PTI throughout an interplay.
“It’s an incredible alternative for me to do one thing good,” stated the previous India captain, who should demit workplace in July, because of obligatory cooling off interval.
“Within the subsequent few months, we will put every part in place and produce again normalcy in Indian cricket once more. My colleagues — the eight individuals — who’re members of the Apex Council, we’ll all work collectively to regain the outdated glory of BCCI, stated the veteran 113 Exams and 311 ODIs.
The 47-year-old plans to satisfy all of the stakeholders in Indian cricket and desires to do one thing that Committee of Directors (CoA) didn’t do for about three years.
“We are going to converse to everybody first as we take a call however my largest precedence shall be to take care of first-class cricketers. I had requested that to the CoA however they didn’t pay attention. That’s the very first thing I’ll do, take care of the monetary well being of our first-class cricketers,” stated Ganguly, who scored greater than 18,000 worldwide runs.
“Their remuneration must be elevated manifold,” he added.
“Being chosen unopposed is a giant accountability,” Ganguly admitted.
“Whether or not unopposed or not, there must be accountability as it’s the largest organisation in world cricket. Financially, India is a cricketing powerhouse, so it will likely be a problem,” he stated.
Ganguly stated that he revered the decision of the members however by no means ‘aspired’ the submit.
Does he remorse that the time period shall be just for 9 months?
“That’s the rule and we’ll take care of it.”
For somebody, who has received many shut ODIs for India, Ganguly was emotionally intrigued when he bought first hand expertise of board room politics.
“I didn’t know I might be the President once I got here down. You (reporter) requested me and I advised you it’s Brijesh and once I went up and I got here to comprehend it has modified. I’ve by no means been in a BCCI election and I by no means knew it labored like this,” he stated.
Ganguly stated that after the brand new structure got here into impact, it was troublesome for a lot of to gauge the scope and function in numerous conditions.
“Lots of people are tentative to resolve even on positions, as a result of if it isn’t adequate and you can not make lots of distinction, then you definitely don’t need to be part of it. And then you definitely additionally find yourself dropping your place in state affiliation,” he stated.
He reportedly met Union House Minister Amit Shah on Saturday and when requested if he should marketing campaign for the BJP in West Bengal, he replied in a damaging.
“No, no nothing of that kind. No person advised me something. No politician was in contact with me and that’s what it’s,” Ganguly denied any political interference.
When advised that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has wished him luck, he smiled and replied, “I want to thank Mamata didi for her good needs.”
Jagmohan Dalmiya had pulled off some superb board room coups throughout his tenure. Speaking concerning the late BCCI boss, Ganguly bought emotional.
“I by no means imagined (that I shall be in footwear of late Jagmohan Dalmiya). He was like a father to me. There was some nice presidents of BCCI, Mr Srinivasan, Anurag, who’ve accomplished nice job,” he stated.
So will or not it’s totally different from captaincy?
“Nothing can beat being an India captain. In 2000, once I was made the captain, there have been points (match fixing controversy) in Indian cricket. I used to be checked out somebody who may do the job,” he stated, oozing confidence.
“On this case, it’s not about whether or not you might be participant or not, it’s concerning the capability.”