Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly could be the upcoming president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It is expected that Sourav Ganguly could be at the helm of the Indian board after cooling off clause between current and past administrators.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has set aside the recommendations of the Lodha panel. Therefore, a new constitution is given the green signal. Subsequently, the Prince of Kolkata could get himself into the top brass of the Indian board.
Sourav Ganguly can be at the helm of BCCI.
In fact, Sourav Ganguly is the current President of the Cricket Association of Bengal. Therefore, if Ganguly decides to give up his post, he would be eligible for the BCCI’s role without a cooling off period.
“He is definitely eligible and ticks most of the boxes”, a senior BCCI official told The Indian Express.
Meanwhile, if Sourav Ganguly is elected as the next President of the BCCI, he will have to let go of the post after a period of two years. Ganguly would complete the maximum limit of six years of working as an administrator in the Indian board.
In fact, Ganguly had earlier said that former players can also make good administrators. However, Ganguly admitted the fact that an administrator must also put in the hard yards.
In an interview with The Hindu earlier this year, Ganguly had said, “Players can be good administrators but it depends on how much time they put in. What you are ready to put in as an administrator is also important. I think non-players can also be very good and I think it should be a balance of both; they both have a place in the system, and that’s important.”
As Ganguly has all the experience as an administrator, he could be a front contender for the post of BCCI president.