A series of dramatic events -- primarily compromises and adjustments -- led to Sourav Ganguly being 'unanimously' chosen as BCCI president. BJP bigwigs played their part in snubbing a possible south Indian domination
Sourav Ganguly didn't deny a BJP hand in his coronation as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Indian cricket elections have always had a strong link with political forces, he told Outlook in an exclusive chat
Sourav Ganguly’s innate charisma and sense of timing makes him unputdownable. His articulation and street-smart wit as a TV show host have sustained his popularity, writes Ruben Banerjee, Outlook's Editor-in-Chief
Sourav Ganguly has impeccable credentials as cricketer-captain and is worshipped as an icon in Bengal. As the BJP craves for a viable face ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls, Sourav presents an obvious choice. It is for the new BCCI president to take it or spurn it.
It is understood that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah were waiting for the government directive and once the lockdown was extended till May 3 on Tuesday, they saw no possibility of holding the IPL during its traditional April-May window