Outgoing BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly plans to contest for the president position for his state unit Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), he said on Saturday. 

Ganguly, former Indian captain, had to step down from the post of president of BCCI because there is no precedence of anyone continuing the job for more than three years. He has previously been the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, where he held the position from 2015 to 2019.   

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“Yes, I will be contesting the CAB polls. I plan to file my nomination on October 22. I have been in CAB for five years and as per Lodha rules, I can continue for another four years,” Ganguly told PTI.

There has been a lot of speculation about Ganguly’s elder brother Snehasish also contesting for the top post. The PTI report says that the ‘former India player’s nomination changes a lot of equations.’

“I will finalise my panel on October 20. Let’s see,” Ganguly said.

Roger Binny is likely to take over as the President of BCCI after Ganguly.

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 There have been reports claiming that he wanted to continue as the chief of the Indian board, but this was not backed by other members, though BCCI’s outgoing treasurer Arun Dhumal called these ‘baseless rumours’. 

Ganguly confirmed that he will ‘move onto something else’ in an event. 

“I have been an administrator and I will move on to something else. Whatever you do in life the best days are when you played for India. I have been president of BCCI and I will go on to do bigger things. You can’t be a player forever, you can’t be an administrator forever. It’s been great doing both”, he added.