Last month, former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly was formally elected unopposed as the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president. Ganguly formally took over as the new boss at the apex body’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Ganguly is in line to serve as president for 9 months as the “Cooling Off” period clause in the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after 6 years in office. That was on the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee.
There have been calls from many corners including former cricketer Gautam Gambhir of wanting the officials to make a change in order to extend Ganguly’s stay.
Here are five benefits Indian cricket will have if Ganguly’s tenure is increased.
Dada can bring inclusive growth
Like Gambhir said, Ganguly can contribute in this aspect. Ganguly is one of the rare personalities who is a true leader and he excels at helping things grow around him. He has a clear mind and a vision to help Indian cricket for the long run.
Domestic cricketers could benefit
Another strong factor is that the domestic cricketers will benefit at large. He has already planned in introducing a contract system for First-Class cricketers. Also, this will help the cricketers at large as they will get a secured payment structure. Going forward, more facilities could be brought to players by Dada.
Better vision for Test cricket
Ganguly can bring the zeal and interest of fans back to Test cricket. With the ICC Test Championship on, Dada can better the India’s Test cricket sphere. He has already introduced the Day-Night Test for Team India and this could just be the start.
Experience factor immense
Dada is highly experienced and has been associated with CAB earlier. He knows the demands of the job and he will continue to bring in a strong culture. Under his leadership, Indian cricket will move along well.
Getting foreigners to play Ranji
When you look at other nations especially County Cricket in England, one gets to see foreign players be involved in domestic cricket. With Dada, one might see several foreign players feature in India’s domestic cricket to bring in more competition. It will also benefit one and all.