BCCI President Sourav Ganguly assures support for Jammu and Kashmir after meeting Irfan Pathan, Parvez Rasool
It has been a busy start Sourav Ganguly at the helm for the BCCI.
Updated - Nov 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has been a busy man ever since taking charge as the BCCI president. Ganguly is yet to complete one month as BCCI President but has been really proactive with his work. In his latest move, the BCCI supremo has assured his full support for the development of cricket in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ganguly met Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parvez Rasool, mentor Irfan Pathan and a senior official at the BCCI headquarters on Monday. A host of issues with regards to state cricket was discussed between Ganguly and the delegation from the union territory. At the end of the meeting, Ganguly assured the trio that the board would be behind the team in their quest to develop further.
“The BCCI president heard their points and has assured full support for the development of cricket in the region. We have requested the BCCI president to provide us with better facilities,” a senior Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association official was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
“We expect that the home games of Jammu and Kashmir will once again be played in Jammu. We have a college ground in Jammu and we plan to upgrade and develop the facilities there so that first-class matches can be conducted,” the source added.
The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association has faced numerous obstacles in recent times. The official said that Sourav Ganguly has assured them of full support. Jammu and Kashmir senior team are currently playing their Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy group league games in Surat. Shubham Pundir is leading the side in Rasool’s absence.
A busy start for Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, meanwhile, has been a busy man ever since taking charge as the BCCI President on October 24. The legendary cricketer became the first Indian captain in 65 years to head the board. As soon as he took charge, he announced that there would be contracts for first-class cricketers. Ganguly also made sure that India finally make their debut in day-night Test. The upcoming Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens is set to be a day-night affair.