At the stroke of the midnight hour, it seemed the president had been finalised—BCCI grandees exuded an air of certainty. Then, an unexplained hubbub: meetings, huddles, quiet words, frantic phonecalls. At the end of it all, consensus plumped for Sourav Ganguly. We can’t explain the hype over
a 10-month tenure, except that stakes in Indian cricket run deep.