It is too early to predict Sourav Ganguly’s name for the post Board President in the wake of Supreme Court orders removing Anurag Thakur from the post. Having seen the board game for over two decades after BCCI became richest body in the cricketing world, the post of the President is somewhat a prized catch and non-cricketing officials in the State Associations laid their hands in the past to get the coveted post. Now, Sourav Ganguly’s name is doing rounds, even though he is not a senior to handle the highest post he is on the look out to make hay while the sun shines. He is just avoiding the talk of his name coming up in cricketing circles and wishes to remain away from the limelight. But in his inner mind Ganguly would like to become one, so that the Bengal Association will get much needed boost. Sourav can also promote his own players as he did during his regime as Indian Cricket team’s captain. Ganguly is currently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and stands a good chance of replacing Thakur. Ganguly a populist choice is on the rise to achieve his objective.
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