Sourav Ganguly says BCCI will be corruption free under his leadership (Photo Credit: ANI)
Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday took over as the 39th president of Indian cricket board BCCI. In his first address to media after getting elected, Ganguly promised a corruption free BCCI saying he won’t compromise on BCCI’s credibility. He added that he will run the board the way he ran the Indian cricket team. He also said Virat Kohli is the most important man in Indian cricket and the administrators job is to make the team’s life easier.
"No compromise on credibility, corruption-free and same for all BCCI, just as I led India," Ganguly said after formally taking charge as the BCCI President at its General Body meeting. The 47-year-old became the 39th BCCI President here, for a nine-month run after getting elected unopposed.
Laying down his priorities, Ganguly said he will speak to current skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday.
"Virat Kohli is the most important man in Indian cricket, we will listen to him. Mutual respect will be there, opinions will be there," Ganguly responded when asked whether he will be speaking to Kohli, "I will speak to him tomorrow. He is the captain of the team and the most important man in Indian cricket. We are here to make their life easier."
Asked about the speculation surrounding the future of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is on a sabbatical since India's semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup earlier this year.
Talking about MS Dhoni, Ganguly said one should not write off him yet. He said that he will talk to the veteran cricketer soon about his future.
"Champions don't finish very quickly. Till I am around, everybody will be respected," Ganguly said.