BCCI’s new chairman Sourav Ganguly said on Monday “this is a great opportunity for him to do something good” as he takes over the reins of the board at a time when his image has received a severe beating.
Ganguly embroiled Brijesh Patel in a fight-saw and hopes that he will be the only presidential candidate.
“And I am taking charge at a time when BCCI is not in the biggest position for the last three years. Its image has been severely disrupted. This is a great opportunity for me to do something good, ”said the former Indian captain, who will inevitably be in office in July due to the cooling-off period.
Ganguly said that in the short term his first priority would be to take care of “first class cricketers”.
The 47-year-old plans to interview all stakeholders in Indian cricket and wants to do something that the Committee of Administrators (COA) did not do for 33 months.
He said, ‘We will talk to everyone first because we will decide but my biggest priority will be to take care of first class cricketers. I had requested COA for three years not to listen. This is the first job that will take care of the financial health of our first-class cricketers, ”said Ganguly, who scored more than 18,000 international runs.
It is a big responsibility for him to be elected unopposed, he admitted.
“Whether or not uncontested is also a responsibility as it is the largest organization in world cricket. Economically, India is a cricketing powerhouse, so it will be a challenge.
For anyone who has won many close ODIs for India, Ganguly was emotionally concerned about how board room politics works.