Sourav Ganguly, who is set to become BCCI President, said that his biggest priority will be to look after first-class cricketers. While speaking to PTI on Monday, the former Indian skipper said, "We will speak to everyone first as we take a decision, but my biggest priority will be to look after first-class cricketers," the 47-year-old said. Ganguly also mentioned that he spoke to CoA for three years tp look after first-class cricketers but they didn’t listen. "I had requested that to the CoA for three years and they didn't listen. That's the first thing I will do, look after the financial health of our first-class cricketers," the former left-handed batsman further said.
Ganguly also said that the post is a big responsibility and it will be a challenge to lead BCCI. "Whether unopposed or not, there has to be a responsibility as it is the biggest organisation in world cricket. Financially, India is a cricketing powerhouse, so it will be a challenge," Ganguly added. Mamta Banerjee Congratulates Sourav Ganguly for Being Unanimously Elected as BCCI President.
The BCCI election/AGM is going to be held on October 23. It is learnt that BCCI members met in Mumbai on Sunday and unanimously appointed Ganguly as the new head of the Indian cricket board. Ganguly was elected unopposed as the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president last month.
Ganguly is among one of the best cricketers to play for India. He is a former captain who played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs. He smashed 18,575 international runs which included 38 international centuries. He also led India to the final of ICC World Cup 2003.