Ganguly can’t be BCCI president anymore, says Gupta
A life member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Sanjeev Gupta, has challenged Sourav Ganguly’s continuation as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president over some recent rumors.
Gupta has sent an email to Ganguly and other officials on Sunday. In the email, Gupta has said that the BCCI rulebook disbars anyone from functioning as president once he has been nominated as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board chairman.
Having been included in the ICC Board as BCCI representative soon after attending its meeting on March 28, has emerged as a contender for the soon-to-be vacant post of ICC chairman in the upcoming election. Sanjeev Gupta states that according to Rule 14(9) of the BCCI constitution.
“It is amply clear that as soon as you are nominated to ICC, your post as BCCI president will get vacated automatically forthwith.”
A BCCI official, however, dismissed Gupta’s objection against the BCCI boss. “The clause should come into effect only if an office-bearer is elected to the ICC. Otherwise the BCCI will be forced to nominate someone other than an office-bearer, which will be ridiculous,” he said.
After Sourav took over the responsibility of Indian Cricket, many has seen a perfect ICC president into him. His wits and intellectual capabilities will put enough effort to handle political issues over cricket. Recently, South African former skipper and current director Graeme Smith Revealed openly about the possibility of Ganguly to be the president. On the other hand, BCCI has gone to court to retain Ganguly as president for some more years.