Amid discussions over his departure from the BCCI, board president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he cannot always be an administrator and being rejected is a part of life. In the annual general meeting of the board, Ganguly is set to be replaced by Roger Binny, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team. “You can’t play all the time,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a Bandhan Bank event here. Can’t always be an administrator but both enjoyed the job. It was interesting to see both sides of the coin.
I will do something bigger in future.” He said, “I was the administrator of the cricketers. So much cricket is happening that decisions have to be taken. There is so much money attached to it. There is women’s cricket, there is domestic cricket. Sometimes decisions have to be taken. ”Ganguly wanted to continue as BCCI President but it could not happen. At the same time, Jay Shah will continue as the secretary. Ganguly said, “Life for me is about faith. Everyone is tested, everyone is rewarded for his or her share and everyone is rejected. That’s the life cycle but you have to believe in your ability to move forward.
After Ganguly was not named for the post of President, West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “trying to humiliate” the former Indian cricket captain as he wanted to induct him into the party. failed in TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said, “We are not directly commenting on this matter but since BJP did this kind of campaign during and after the elections, it will definitely be the responsibility of the BJP to do so.” Reply to speculations (that there is politics behind Ganguly not getting a second term as BCCI chief).Looks like BJP is trying to humiliate Sourav.
TMC MP Shantanu Sen tweeted, “Another example of political vendetta. Amit Shah’s son may be retained as BCCI secretary. But not Sourav Ganguly because he is from Mamata Banerjee’s state or he did not join BJP. We are with you, Dada.” Ganguly first came into cricket administration as the secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal. He became its president in September 2015 after the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya. About achieving success, he cited the example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said, “Life, achievements and progress are not about small goals. You cannot become Sachin Tendulkar, Ambani or Narendra Modi in a day.” He said, “You have to give your life, time, days, weeks and months. This is the key to success.” On his tenure as BCCI President, he said, “I loved it. Many good things happened in the last three years. IPL happened during the Corona period which was a difficult time for the whole country. Broadcast rights sold at record prices.
He said, “The Under-19 team won the World Cup. I wish the women’s team could win gold in the Commonwealth Games. They could beat Australia. The senior team won in Australia. These were golden moments as an administrator. Wishing the Indian team all the best for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia, Ganguly said, “It is a great team and it has immense talent. You expect this team to win all the time but a player’s challenges are totally different. It cannot be compared.”He said the challenges as a player were more than the challenges as an administrator. “I was in administration for eight years but I think a cricketer has more challenges. The administrator has time to rectify mistakes but if you get out to Glenn McGrath in the morning in a Test match, you have no chance of improvement.