Former Indian Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has stated that he wants to see BCCI president Sourav Ganguly extend his tenure till the 2023 World Cup. Ganguly was appointed as a President in Oct 2019 and his tenure is due to end on July 26. Ganguly had been the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal for five years before becoming the BCCI President.
Sourav Ganguly capable of lifting the BCCI administration: Sunil Gavaskar
“The Supreme Court of India’s decision to postpone the hearing of several applications by the BCCI and some of its affiliates has also left Indian cricket in limbo. Sure, there are many more important cases than cricket before the highest court in the land but Indian cricket lovers are anxiously awaiting the decision,” Gavaskar wrote on his column for Mid-Day on Sunday.
“Personally, I would love to see Sourav and his team carry on till the end of the 2023 World Cup in India but let’s see what the court decides. Just like Sourav lifted the Indian team after the early murky times and restored the faith of the Indian cricket lovers, so also he and his team look capable of doing that with the BCCI administration.” Gavaskar further added.
Sourav Ganguly has brought many changes in BCCI administration after becoming the President including appointing Rahul Dravid as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy.
“The cost of some of these treatments is multi times more than the medical assistance limit currently for ex-cricketers who played for peanuts and do not even have a fraction of the money the current lot has. So, each case should be treated separately and if it is a very serious medical problem then there should be no limit for the medical assistance from the BCCI,” Gavaskar said.
During his period India also played their first pink-ball Test and Sourav promised to bring more positive reforms to Indian Cricket.