Sourav Ganguly promises to lead with credibility, wants corruption-free BCCI

The Statesman

The Statesman

Author 2019-10-23 17:33:00

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Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly, newly-elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), speaks during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on October 23, 2019. - Former captain Sourav Ganguly was unanimously elected on October 23 as president of India's troubled cricket board, the sport's most powerful body. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)

The newly-elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly announced, on Wednesday, that he would lead the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with credibility much in the same manner how he used to lead the Indian team during his captaincy days.

Speaking to the press at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, Ganguly said, No compromise on credibility, corruption-free, that is the way I led Team India and that is (the) way I will lead BCCI.”

The former Indian captain also informed that he would meet Virat Kohli on Thursday. “I will speak to him (Kohli) tomorrow. He is the captain of the team and the most important man in Indian cricket. We are here to make their (Indian cricketers) life easier. He has taken India cricket to a new level. He is a top player,” the 46-year-old added.

Answering questions about Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the new president said, “MS Dhoni’s achievement has made India proud. When you sit down and take note of what he has done, you say ‘Wow. Champions don’t finish very quickly. Till I am around, everybody will be respected.” Ganguly had earlier mentioned that he would be talking with the veteran wicket-keeper about his future plans.

(This is a developing story. More updates to follow.)

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