New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Saurav Ganguli has resigned from his post. Ganguly, popularly known as the Bengal Tiger, tweeted this information. Ganguly, who led Team India to the World Cup in 2003 under his captaincy, is planning to do something new. Experts are calling this a sign of entry into politics. However, Board Secretary Jai Shah clarified that Sourav Ganguly has not resigned as chairman.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has completed 30 years in cricket. He tweeted on Wednesday (June 1) that he could start a new innings now. However, Ganguly did not elaborate. He has definitely written so much that he will soon tell the whole world about this. Following Ganguly’s tweet, there was speculation that he would now venture into politics. He also said that he wants to serve and help a large number of people. However, it is clear that nowhere in the tweet did Ganguly say that he was leaving BCCI. On the other hand, Board Secretary Jai Shah has also clarified after Ganguly’s tweet that Ganguly has not resigned as chairman.
Ganguly tweeted, “I started my innings as a cricketer in 1992. It is turning 30 in 2022. Cricket has given me a lot during this time. The most important thing is that I got the support of all of you. I thank everyone who has been a part of this journey, who has supported me and helped me get to where I am today. Today I am thinking of starting something new through which I can help a large number of people. I hope you will continue to help me in the new chapter of my life.
Home Minister Amit Shah met Ganguly on May 6. Shah arrived at Ganguly’s house in Kolkata for dinner. After the meeting, it was speculated that Ganguly might join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The issue was also discussed last year, but Ganguly refused to join the BJP. BCCI secretary Jai Shah is the son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and a close friend of Ganguly. According to media reports, BJP may send Ganguly to Rajya Sabha.