Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president-elect, is expected to be in Mumbai on October 24, the day of India’s team selection for Bangladesh T20I series. ©PTI

BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly said that he will speak with the India captain Virat Kohli as a president of the board will speak to a captain of the Indian cricket team.

Ganguly will be in Mumbai on October 24 – the day when the Indian team will be picked for the three-match T20I series – and the former India skipper will have a chat with Kohli after it was reported that Kohli may skip series.

“I will meet him on 24th. I will talk to him like a BCCI president talks to the captain. He is the captain, he can take the call,” a report in IANS quoted Ganguly as saying.

It was learnt that the Kohli will be rested for the series as a part of the workload management which has been a priority with the team under Kohli.

“Yes, he will be skipping the T20 series as he has been playing non-stop and needs a break considering that he has been part of the Australia series, the IPL, the World Cup, the tour of West Indies and now the series against South Africa. Managing the workload of the players, especially those playing all formats, is something that is a priority with this team to ensure that the players are fresh and on the top of their game at all times,” a source in the know of the developments had said on Saturday.

Kohli, though, is set to return for the two-match Test series which follows the T20I series. “Yes, he will be back for the Tests,” added the source.

Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president-elect, had stated that he will speak with MS Dhoni, who has taken a sabbatical since India’s World Cup 2019 semifinal defeat in July this year.