Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will take up the new duty from October 23. The former Indian captain will now take up the charge to lead BCCI. He has been selected as the President of BCCI unanimously but his selection has increased numerous rumours. It is being stated that Ganguly’s selection has political involvement.
A day before the announcement of the Ganguly’s new role, he had an informal meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and home minister Amit Shah. There were speculations that the meeting has some connection with Ganguly’s selection.
On Tuesday (15th October), Sourav Ganguly cleared about any such rumours. He clearly stated that it was an informal meeting and he didn’t have any discussion with Amit Shah about BCCI or the post.
“I met Amit Shah for the first time ever. Neither did I ask a question on BCCI, whether I was going to get a post or not, nor any discussion of ‘you will only get this if you agree to that’ happened. There is no political development. I’ve heard these political questions before too when I met Mamata didi, the chief minister of West Bengal,” said Sourav Ganguly.
There is no harm in Sourav Ganguly meeting me – Amit Shah
Earlier, Amit Shah also denied about any deal with the former Indian captain over BCCI presidentship.
“I did not decide who will be BCCI President. BCCI has its own election process for it. He can come see me. I have been associated with cricket for years. There is no harm in Sourav Ganguly meeting me,” Shah told India Today.
Sourav Ganguly will have to leave all the media contracts to take up the charge. He will neither participate or host nor will be an expert in TV Shows. He will also have to leave the Delhi Capitals‘ mentorship in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Brijesh Patel, who was also in the competition for the BCCI President post, will become the new chairman of IPL.