Mumbai: The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the former India cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly — after meeting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday — has responded to the speculation of him joining the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
Ganguly was recently seen in Delhi attending a function where Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled the statue of former finance minister, Late Arun Jaitely.
However, the ‘Prince of Kolkata’ has poured cold water on the rumours for now. Speaking to the media, BCCI President clarified, “If the Governor wants to meet you, you have to meet him. So let us keep it like that.”
Meanwhile, the BCCI has approached the Supreme Court with a petition to amend some of the Lodha Committee reforms, that mandate any office bearer to go into a three-year cooling-off period after he has served two successive three-year terms in the Indian cricket administration. However, the apex court is yet to pass any judgment on the matter.
The 48-year-old former cricketer has had a fairly successful stint as the president of the board so far. Under his leadership, the BCCI was able to conduct the Indian Premier League in the UAE despite the pandemic scare. The BCCI earned over Rs 4,000 crore for the cash-rich league.