On Wednesday 23rd, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly stepped in to take charge of BCCI as the President of the board. The former captain made a statement as he donned the India Blazer to leave a definite impression.
This is the same blazer that Ganguly had worn when he became the captain of the Indian team in 2000 taking charge from Mohammad Azharuddin.
“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,” Ganguly said while speaking to the reporters at the Apex body’s Annual General Meeting (AMG) in Mumbai.
In his career, Ganguly has played 113 Test matches and 311 One-Day Internationals. And, before taking charge as the president of BCCI he had been an administrator for Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
Although, Ganguly would be serving as the BCCI president for roughly nine to ten months duration in the ‘Cooling Off’ period as per the new BCCI constitution, it makes it mandatory for the officials of the board to step down after six years in office.