It was just a little more than a year ago that Sourav Ganguly was appointed Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary.
One might feel that the president’s post came in a bit too early for Sourav following Jagmohan Dalmiya’s sudden demise, but make no mistake, the ideal person has been ‘picked’ for the No.1 position at the CAB.
And for his part, Sourav is confident enough of carrying out his responsibilities with utmost commitment and efficiency. “I don’t have a magic wand in hand, but I’ll certainly try and do my best…” he said at the CAB on Thursday.
Although, the other joint secretary Subir Ganguly and treasurer Biswarup Dey weren’t present at the CAB after the meeting with chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna, the people who meet Sourav on a regular basis for decisions related to first and second-division cricket looked pleased with the announcement on Thursday.
Joint secretary Subir, however, said that the decision to nominate Sourav for the president’s post was a collective one, adding that the chief minister never imposed anything upon CAB officials.
“We would like to make it clear that the chief minister never tried to impose things upon us.
“All of us wanted to avoid the crisis after Mr Dalmiya’s demise and collectively, we decided to nominate Sourav for the president’s post. We believe Sourav is the best way forward for CAB at present,” Ganguly said.
Sourav was also pretty straightforward in his views before leaving the CAB.