New Delhi, 4th January, 2017: Ex Indian cricket captain and the Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly has refused all reports of his appointment to the BCCI president’s post.
He termed it as a rumour which began making rounds after the Supreme Court sacked senior BCCI officials Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke on Monday.
He told media on Tuesday that these assumptions are just vague and dismissed the suggestion that he was a front-runner for the post. “My name is coming up unnecessarily. I don’t qualify. I have just completed one year (as the CAB President) and have got two more years left.I am not in the running (for the BCCI President’s post).”
When he was asked whether the CAB would implement the Lodha Committee’s reforms, Ganguly reverted that the association had no option but to obey the apex court’s order.
He further added that even though several of the current officials would be ineligible to contest in the association’s polls, there would be others to fill the void.
He also said that Bengal’s cricket board would hold its Special General Meeting only after the third ODI between India and England at Eden Gardens on 22 January.