Sourav Ganguly rubbished all the reports and rumours suggesting that he will now replace Jagmohan Dalmiya as the President of the Bengal Cricket Association. He also added that this is not a wise idea of discussing about all this, i.e replacement of someone just 2 days after his cremation. All this rumours started after Sourav Ganguly met West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Ganguly was quoted saying “To discuss about somebody’s replacement just two days after he has been cremated is not the best thing,”. Ganguly also added that anyone else can also run the Board but to him, Dalmiya as a person had much more importance personally.
Ganguly was quoted saying “Yes, it is early. All I can say is I have lost someone who was very dear to me. I have grown in front of him. My relationship with Mr. Dalmiya is personal, and at the end of the day, anybody can run CAB and anyone can run board, but for me, he is more important, so that is what it is at the moment.
Dalmiya died on September 20th at the B M Birla hospital in Kolkata after suffering a heart attack. He was 75 years of age. Earlier in 2005, Dalmiya was expelled from BCCI after questions were raised over the way he used the funds and then later on declined to provide certain documents.