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Sourav Ganguly emerges as a prime contender to become the board nominee to ICC

Naraynswami Srinivasan's name was opposed by the Board’s SGM in the capital city of the country.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for The ICC)

Former legendary Indian captain Sourav Ganguly who is currently the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is a prime contender to become the nominee of BCCI to the International Cricket Council (ICC). Ganguly was earlier cited to be a prime contender to take up the role of the BCCI President after the ouster of Anurag Thakur but as per Supreme Court orders the President post was abolished and now there is a 3 member committee who takes decisions on the cricketing affairs.

According to reports from the Telegraph Ganguly emerged as a strong contender for the post especially after the name of Naraynswami Srinivasan was opposed by the Board’s SGM in the capital city of the country. Srinivasan who was the former ICC and the BCCI President has been a controversial figure especially after his son in law Gurunath Meiyappan was involved in a fixing scandal during the 2015 IPL.

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Apparently, Ganguly and Srinivasan doesn’t seem to get along with each other and despite not revealing it in public the prevailing conditions and the buzz suggest that. The southpaw from Bengal is arguably the greatest Indian captains of all time and it was during his tenure that India started winning away from home. He played the role of a catalyst during the tumultuous time and took India to great heights in the following years.

His greatest achievement was perhaps leading India to the final of the 2003 World Cup despite India’s indifferent form going into the tournament. It was a terrific performance by the Men in Blue and Ganguly deserves each and every credit for that. In the previous year, it was under the southpaw, India went on to lift the Natwest Trophy in England while chasing a gigantic score of 326.

The god of offside brought an end to his glittering career by playing his final Test against Australia way back in 2008. He scored a century and a well composed 88 during the series and never looked like playing in his farewell series. Even after 9 years since his retirement from international cricket, Ganguly remains an immensely popular character in the country and his move to the Board Nominee might well be a pretty good option.

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