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My name is coming up unnecessarily, I don't qualify for BCCI chief's post: Sourav Ganguly

Asked Whether The CAB Would Implement The Lodha Committee's Reforms, Ganguly Said The Association Had No Option But To Obey The SC Order.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 04 Jan 2017, 07:25:16 AM
Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi:

Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday denied he's a frontrunner to become the Board president after the latest turn of events at the BCCI.

Dismissing the suggestion that he was running for the post of BCCI president, Ganguly said at CAB office: "My name is coming up unnecessarily. I don't qualify. I have just completed one year (as the CAB president) and have got two more years left. I am not in the running (for the BCCI president's post)."

The Supreme Court will appoint an observer for BCCI after two weeks. Till then, the two senior vice-presidents of the BCCI will take charge of Board affairs.

Asked whether the CAB would implement the Lodha Committee's reforms, Ganguly said the association had no option but to obey the SC order. 

Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar had backed former India captain Sourav Ganguly to take over as interim president of BCCI following the sacking of Anurag Thakur from the top post by the Supreme Court.

Thakur and Ajay Shirke were on Monday removed as Board president and secretary respectively by the top court for their failure to implement the Justice R M Lodha committee's recommendations on BCCI reforms.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 03 Jan 2017, 10:32:00 PM