Sourav Ganguly’s tenure as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which he initially assumed in 2019, seems to end.
The front-runner to fill Ganguly’s position is reportedly Roger Binny, a member of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team.
Ravi Shastri, who used to be India’s head coach, is happy that Binny is in charge of the board, even though it hasn’t been made official yet.
“I’m happy that Roger’s name has been mentioned. He was a World Cup teammate of mine. Because he used to be in charge of the Karnataka State Cricket Association and is now in order of the BCCI, this situation has a sense of continuity.
For the first time in BCCI history, a World Cup champion is serving as president, and I couldn’t be happier, “According to Sportstar, Shastri stated during a discussion on Wednesday at the Mumbai Press Club.
Ganguly may take on a different role on the board, but Binny has already applied to be BCCI president. According to rumors, Ganguly intended to stay as the board’s chairman but didn’t have the support he needed from the other members. Shastri reacted to this situation by stating that “nothing in life is permanent.”
“I don’t believe anybody served a second term as president based on what I’ve read in the media. In light of the current situation, another cricketer now has a chance. Nothing in life is permanent, therefore after you’ve done something for a while, you have to move on “Says Shastri.
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“I may not continue to act in the same manner in three years as I do now. New individuals will be hired and new ones will take over. It’s beneficial in a sense.”
Shastri believes that Binny, who previously served as the Karnataka State Cricket Association president, had the qualifications needed to assume the position of BCCI president.
“You cannot dispute his credentials when you consider his moral character, honesty, and, as I just indicated, his World Cup-winning accomplishments. He meets all requirements to serve as BCCI President “Says Shastri.
“Being a cricketer himself, he would make sure that players’ interests come first, not only the elite level that can support itself, but the grassroots level. cricket played mostly at home. I believe it has received a lot of attention, but it still merits much more “Says Shastri.
“He is a highly likeable man with a strong personality. He may not be the flippant kind, but when he speaks, he is heard, particularly when it comes to cricket, “Added he.
Shastri quickly brought up the need to upgrade the stadium’s infrastructure and amenities while discussing the BCCI’s areas for improvement under the new president.
“The ground’s amenities need to be greatly improved; it is the most crucial thing. It should be emphasized, “He declared.