BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly to miss Ranchi Test due to Indian Super League opening ceremony
Sourav Ganguly will officially take charge as BCCI president on October 23 (PTI Photo)
- Sourav Ganguly has been made face of Indian Super League
- Ganguly will have to attend the ISL opening ceremony in Kochi on October 20
- Ganguly is still associated with ISL franchise ATK as co-owner but has quit as mentor of IPL team Delhi Capitals
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the plan as he will have to be present for the inauguration for this edition of the Indian Super League in Kerala on October 20.
"Wanted to go to Ranchi, but won't get time as I have to inaugurate this edition of the Indian Super League as I'm now the face of ISL and shot for them. So, I will be attending the opening ceremony in Kerala," Ganguly said.
The BCCI president-elect was supposed to be in Ranchi, but the development means that Ganguly will attending the opening ceremony and reach Mumbai the next day to take over as the Board's president in its Annual General Meeting on October 23.
While Ganguly has stepped down from his position as mentor of Delhi Capitals, he is set to continue shooting for the reality show Dadagiri and will also be doing endorsements.
"I will continue doing only (Bengali TV show) Dadagiri and endorsements, rest all stopped. Commentary, article writing and IPL, I'll stop doing all this now.
"I've already quit Delhi Capitals and conveyed it to them. It's a huge responsibility and the first task would be to form various committees by calling Apex Council meeting," he pointed.
On his committee with ISL team ATK, Ganguly said that he hasn't spoken to them in recent times and will do so soon.
Ganguly, incidentally, is also the co-owner of ISL franchise ATK. "I'm still with ATK and will speak to them soon," he said.