BCCI President Ganguly to discuss four-nation series proposal in England
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was in the headlines recently after he jetted off to England in order to discuss the four-nation series proposal. Speaking to news agency IANS, reliable sources added that discussing some of the areas of how the 4-nation tourney will be played out and how that actually fits into the Future Tours Programme is certainly on the cards as BCCI chief headed to the UK.
Just days after taking charge as the president at the BCCI office, Ganguly had announced that the BCCI is looking at a four-nation series each year that would involve India, England, Australia and another top nation. It should be noted that BCCI officials also held meetings with their counterparts in the ECB and CA.
“Yes, Ganguly headed to the UK from the Eden Gardens on Wednesday and there will be talks around the 4-nation tournament during his stay there. Cricket Australia officials could also join in. That depends on how things progress as some things need looking into,” the source added.
The England Cricket Board after the December meeting issued a statement which said: “We meet regularly with other leaders from the major cricketing nations to share learnings and discuss topics that impact our sport. A four-nation tournament was raised at a meeting with the BCCI in December and we are open to discussions with other ICC members to see if this concept can develop.”
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts also sounded optimistic and spoke about how Sourav Ganguly has appeared to be innovative with his strategic planning. “I think it’s an example of the innovative thinking coming out of the BCCI with Sourav Ganguly as president,” Roberts added in a statement.
Kevin Roberts also heaped praise on Sourav Ganguly for doing a tremendous job ever since taking over as BCCI President. “In his very short time, only a couple of months, we have already seen India commit to and host a day-night Test in Kolkata, so a brilliant result there and now a suggestion around the Super Series, another potential innovation,” he said.