Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that it was too early to speculate about him replacing the late Jagmohan Dalmiya as the new president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
The Bengal Tiger said that he had just gone to meet Mamata Banerjee post the passing away of Dalmiya who was very close to him.
Earlier, CAB sources told that Ganguly has the blessings of chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
“During Dalmiya’s funeral on Monday, Didi had asked Sourav to take Dalmiya’s legacy forward,” said a former CAB official who was present during the ceremony.
Considering his massive fan following, the Bengal Tiger seems to be the right candidate for the post of CAB president, however his inexperience in cricket administration can go against him.
Notably Ganguly was elected joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal in 2014. Though he is a popular choice for the top post, the left-handed batsman is inexperienced when it comes to administration.
Ganguly is also part of the BCCI working group, which is expected to study the Lodha Committee verdict on IPL spot-fixing.