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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

India vs South Africa: Why BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly will miss Ranchi Test

Even though the Test is to be played from October 19 till October 23, Sourav Ganguly will be heading to Mumbai from Kochi as he will officially take over as the new BCCI chief at the board headquarter on October 23.

cricket Updated: Oct 17, 2019 16:20 IST
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BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly arrives at Cricket Association of Bengal in Kolkata.
BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly arrives at Cricket Association of Bengal in Kolkata.(PTI)
         

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the plan as he will have to be present for the inauguration for this edition of the Indian Super League in Kerala on October 20.

“Wanted to go to Ranchi, but won’t get time as I have to inaugurate this edition of the Indian Super League as I’m now the face of ISL and shot for them. So, I will be attending the opening ceremony in Kerala,” Ganguly said.

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Even though the Test is to be played from October 19 till October 23, Ganguly will be heading to Mumbai from Kochi as he will officially take over as the new BCCI chief at the board headquarter on October 23.

While Ganguly has stepped down from his position as mentor of Delhi Capitals, he is set to continue shooting for the reality show Dadagiri and will also be doing endorsements.

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“I will continue doing only (Bengali TV show) Dadagiri and endorsements, rest all stopped. Commentary, article writing and IPL, I’ll stop doing all this now. I’ve already quit Delhi Capitals and conveyed it to them. It’s a huge responsibility and the first task would be to form various committees by calling Apex Council meeting,” he pointed.

On his committee with ISL team ATK, Ganguly said that he hasn’t spoken to them in recent times and will do so soon.