After leaving BCCI, Sourav Ganguly stepped in as president of the CAB Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Four days after it was decided that he would not continue as president of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI), former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to file nomination for the post of president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). The move came as a surprise as he had reportedly turned down the board’s offer to become the IPL chairman on October 11.
Ganguly confirmed to TOI that he will contest the CAB elections and he intends to file his nomination on October 22 after deciding on his panel. This put him in the running to become the president of his home association for the second time.
Ganguly will travel to Mumbai on October 18 to preside over the AGM of the BCCI and hand over the reins to the new regime. Ganguly was the president of CAB from 2015-2019 before becoming the BCCI president. He is eligible to serve another four years at CAB as per the new BCCI constitution.
In the run-up to the CAB elections, his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly is tipped to become the president replacing Avishek Dalmiya.
Sources close to the development told TOI that Ganguly believes he has a lot more to contribute to cricket as an administrator. “Ganguly wants to work on cricket and help cricketers. He has always been very passionate about CAB. He could not continue as BCCI president because the board does not encourage one person to continue as president for two consecutive terms. But he now has considerable experience as an administrator,” the source said.
It was widely speculated that Ganguly could contest for the chairmanship at the International Cricket Council (ICC). That theory seems to have fizzled out. On October 18, the board will decide on its representative at ICC. Sources said it was likely that Secretary Jay Shah would be elected over incoming President Roger Binny. It will be interesting to see if the board even discusses a potential nominee from India to contest the ICC elections.


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