Sourav Ganguly Photo Courtesy: Devarchit Varma
Sourav Ganguly was one of the most successful skippers of the Indian team  Photo Courtesy: Devarchit Varma

Sourav Ganguly has been appointed the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), taking over the position after the passing away of former President Jagmohan Dalmiya few days back. Ganguly was apparently appointed by Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee as the President, with Dalmiya’s son Avishek taking over the post of Joint Secretary, a post left vacant by Ganguly himself. Many people have taken to Twitter to express their views on Ganguly’s appointment. The majority believe that it wad the right move to appoint him as President, but his lack of administrative skills might go against him. READ: Sourav Ganguly appointed CAB President by Mamta Banerjee



Ganguly was India skipper when Dalmiya was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the early 2000s and it was one of the golden era in Indian cricket, coming at the back of a math-fixing scandal.  On being appointed the CAB chief Ganguly said, “I am thankful to my colleagues for giving me this responsibility If the 117 members agree, I will take over the responsibility, will try and do the best.” “I am happy that Abhishek Dalmiya is also part of the CAB team,” he added.

Dalmiya had passed away at the age of 75 at the B M Birla hospital after suffering from a heart attack on September 20. He joined the BCCI in 1979 and became its treasurer in 1983. He played a key role in securing rights to stage the World Cups in South Asia in 1987 and 1996.

(With inputs from ANI)