After SC’s decision over the removal of BCCI President and Secretary Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke, the board is in search of its next President. Very expectedly, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly’s name was being considered as one of the front runners in the contest.

However, rubbishing all rumors, Sourav Ganguly has went on to say that “My name is coming up unnecessarily. I don’t qualify. I have just completed one year (as the CAB president) and have got two more years left. I am not in the running (for the BCCI president’s post)” to one section of the media.

Ganguly’s name was suggested by former Indian skipper and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar who saw him as one of the probable candidates for the elite position. In his interaction with the media Ganguly further added that CAB had no other choice but to follow the Lodha recommendation orders.

The CAB has called a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the way forward.The CAB chief said that even though several of the present officials would be ineligible to contest in the association’s polls, there would be others to fill the void.


Ganguly said that CAB would hold its Special General Meeting only after the conduct of the third ODI between India and England at the Eden Gardens on 22 January.

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