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I don't meet the qualification criteria to be BCCI President: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former India captain and incumbent Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly on Friday said that he does not meet the qualification criteria required for the position of the BCCI President.

The previous president of BCCI Shashank Manohar quit from the post on Tuesday and was elected unopposed as the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman.

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Ganguly took over from Jagmohan Dalmiya as the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president on October 15 last year.

“I don’t think I meet the qualification criteria, have only been the CAB president for 6-7 months”, Ganguly told reporters at the inauguration of Bandhan Bank’s Park Street branch.

When queried about who would be the replacement for Manohar, Ganguly said that it’s a hard question to respond as there are a lot of experienced people. “Difficult to say. There are a lot of experienced people who can take up the job, I am not thinking about it.”

Sourav had recently raised some questions regarding MS Dhoni leading India into the 2019 World Cup. He had asked if the selectors see Dhoni as the leader till the World Cup.

When asked about the disastrous season of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rising Pune Supergiants led by the Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ganguly said that it’s mainly because of a lot of injuries in the RPS camp. “He is an unbelievable captain (Dhoni). It is just a tournament (IPL). It is a new franchise and a lot of their key players have been injured. Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Marsh all have had injuries, so it becomes difficult for a side to perform without a settled lineup,” Ganguly said.

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