Former Indian Captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, returned to his favorite venue for the first time after becoming the Board President. Ganguly went to Lords along with his colleagues ad posted several selfies at the historic venue.
Ganguly came to Lords as a 24-year old as a replacement for the opener Navjot Singh Sidhu, where he smashed a century on test debut. He followed it up with a century at Nottingham and then came back to the venue in 2002 as a captain where he led the young Indian team to an historic win in the finals of Natwest Trophy which was scripted by the youngsters Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif chasing 322, which was followed by a famous Ganguly shirt take off.
This time the legendary Indian Batsman returned to the venue as the chief of BCCI along with Jay Shah and Arun Singh Dhumal for a meeting with the English Cricket Board.
“Nice venue to get back to in a different capacity .. with 2 very dear people,” Ganguly said in a tweet, also sharing a selfie with secretary Jay Shah and Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 13, 2019
I another tweet the ECB and the Lords Cricket Ground welcomed the legendary Indian Cricketer, by sharing an old video and the famous test century on Debut at the very ground.
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) December 13, 2019
Ganguly is at the helm of controlling the sport in India as the former Indian Captain was elected as the BCCI supremo in October 2019 and is expected to hold the position for 10 months, an in a very short time the former Indian Skipper has already taken steps which has helped and will start a new trend in Indian cricket.
Ganguly initated the Day/Night test at Eden Gardens as that was India’s first Pink ball test match, under Ganguly the wages of the first class cricketers who don’t get a chance to play IPL or International cricket was hiked.
Ganguly differs in his point of view on the issue of tenure cap and is of the opinion that continuity in administration is very important for the board to function properly.