Ganguly’s Contributions and Achievements as a BCCI President

Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian captain, and the legendary batsman were chosen to lead the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in October 2019.

Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian captain, won appreciation for his abilities as a player and a leader while playing for his country. The batsman began doing commentary work after he retired in 2008 and then worked as a cricket administrator. He held the position of President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) from October 2015 to October 2019, however, he had to resign from it after being chosen as the President of the richest cricket organization in the world, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The best aspect of Sourav Ganguly’s presidency of the BCCI so far

On Monday, July 27, Sourav Ganguly’s campaign for BCCI president came to a conclusion. Any BCCI-related officeholder, whether with a state association or board, shall take a statutory cooling-off period of three years after serving for six years, according to the modifications made by the Lodha reforms in 2015.

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In order to extend Sourav Ganguly’s tenure as President above his July 27 cut-off date, the BCCI submitted a petition to the Supreme Court of India in December 2019 with revisions to reverse some Lodha reforms. The Supreme Court is anticipated to issue a final judgement on the matter in August, so the “Prince of Kolkata” may yet return to the position.

Here is a look at some of Sourav Ganguly’s greatest accomplishments while leading the BCCI office. His presidential campaign has abruptly ended, at least for the time being.

Coordinating the first-ever Day/Night Test in India

Sourav Ganguly worked hard to arrange India’s first-ever Day/Night Test within a month of taking over as BCCI President. In November 2019, the second of the two Test matches between Bangladesh and the hosts India was transformed into a Pink-Ball match at Kolkata’s renowned Eden Gardens Stadium. It’s interesting to note that Ganguly plays his home games at the illustrious cricket stadium selected for the momentous occasion.

Raising domestic players’ wages

In order to blend the flashiness of the Indian Premier League (IPL) into the domestic framework of the nation, Sourav Ganguly announced an increase in compensation for Indian domestic players in April of this year. The BCCI President reportedly made the choice because he wanted Indian domestic players to receive a sizable salary without having any second thoughts once they retired.

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