Sourav Ganguly outlines his plans for Indian cricket as he takes over as BCCI head honcho

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Sourav Ganguly, India’s previous cricket chief is often praised by Cricket’s epicureans as the main pillar behind the Men in Blue’s bravery, ingenuity and conviction on the field. Now, assuming control of a scuffled and shaken BCCI, the Prince of Calcutta opens up to Indian sports journalist Boria Majumdar, speaking about his future stratagem.

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“First-class cricket is what makes Indian cricket what it is. Talent needs to be honed.”- the 47 year old veteran mentioned that is his prime concern.

“We need the strongest first-class cricket structure to have a team that dominates world cricket over the years. And that’s what I’ll aim for with the support of my team.”

The former left handed batsman, who captained India to the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup final in Johannesburg, has to now command the sport off the field as well. However, Ganguly showed optimism on it as well.

“The task is not easy. But it is also an opportunity.” he said.

“There is no reason why we can’t be a team like the West Indies under Clive Lloyd or Australia under Steve Waugh. That’s the benchmark. As administrators, that is what we will want the team to do, and will help them in every possible way to get there.” the 84 times ODI capped player expressed his positivity on improving Kohli and the boys’s performance as a team and individually.

Sourav Ganguly is set to take over BCCI on and from 23rd October 2019, just a day before the squad selection for the 3 match T20 series against Bangladesh starting on 3rd November.