Mr. Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian Cricket Captain and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially announced his exit from the President’s post.
On the 13th of October, Thursday, speaking during an event, Mr. Sourav Ganguly said, “I was an administrator. Will move on to something else.”
According to sources, Mr. Sourav Ganguly has fallen out of favour in the board and is reportedly ending his term on a ‘disappointing’ note. Moreover, during the upcoming BCCI AGM and elections, scheduled on the 18th of October, most members of the outgoing administration are set to find places in the new dispensation.
After the exit of Mr. Sourav Ganguly, Mr. Roger Binny, the former India all rounder cricketer and 1983 World Cup hero, filed his nomination for the post of BCCI president. Notably, Roger Binny is likely to get elected unopposed since no other candidate has emerged so far as his challenger.
Another major cause behind the exit of Mr. Sourav Ganguly is the fact that the BCCI members and board is not happy with the performance of Mr. Sourav Ganguly. The report further said that Ganguly was told that his performance did not live up to the expectations although the official reason is that there is no precedent of a president holding two full terms.
Overall, the BCCI seems to have moved on from Ganguly which also means he is unlikely to be its candidate for the Indian Cricket Council (ICC) Chair, the election for which is in next month.
Further details are awaited.
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