No Better Person Than Sourav Ganguly To Lead BCCI – Vinod Rai
The addition of Sourav Ganguly to BCCI as the president not only drawn admiration from the fans and the analysts but also the administrators of India as well. After the legendary players hailing Sourav Ganguly, now, it is Vinod Rai, who joined the bandwagon to laud the move taken by the board. He believes Ganguly is the right man to lead.
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly began his new innings as he took charge of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as its 39th president on Wednesday. Ganguly was the only applicant to file his proposal for the top post. Earlier, he was unanimously chosen as the presidential candidate at a meeting earlier this month.Vinod Rai (Image Courtesy: Getty)
Ganguly was the main person in creating a new culture in Indian cricket. And also, he was responsible for a drastic change in the way India played Test cricket outside the sub-continent. He guided the team to the 2003 ICC World Cup final. And also, he worked brilliantly for CAB as president.
I don’t think there is anyone better than Sourav Ganguly – Vinod Rai
Speaking of the same, Vinod Rai quoted that he always got huge respect to Sourav Ganguly. Further, he added that it was increased after witness Ganguly’s work for the Bengal Cricket Association.Sourav Ganguly (Credits – Getty)
”I have great respect for Sourav…My respect for him grew, even more, watching him efficiently manage the Cricket Association of Bengal and the fact that cricketer of that capability and distinction will be running the BCCI. I don’t think there is anyone better than Sourav to take over the reins of BCCI,” Vinod Rai said to Hindustan Times.
Sourav Ganguly bettered former India cricketer Brijesh Patel for the position. Earlier, Patel, who was backed by former BCCI president N Srinivasan, was expected to become the president. However, backing by former BCCI President Anurag Thakur saw Ganguly taking the new role.
On Wednesday, he was formally appointed as the president of BCCI. However, he will stay in the role only for 10 months, as he needs to undergo a cooling-off period.