Sourav Ganguly has been appointed the President of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) and on Wednesday, he took over the reins from appearing President CK Khanna. Fondly referred to as the Prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly has accomplished his journey from main the Indian cricket staff on the sector to heading the administration of the game within the nation. Whereas he took over as captain in making an attempt instances, he’ll begin his tenure as BCCI head when Indian cricket is having fun with a golden interval.

Ganguly had his first stint in administration with the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB). He was a part of the working committee for 3 years earlier than taking on as Joint Secretary in 2014. He turned the president of the CAB in 2015 and was re-elected for a second time period in September this yr.


Sourav Ganguly made his ODI debut for India in 1992 in opposition to the West Indies, when he managed to attain simply three runs. He was ultimately dropped from the staff, together with his angle additionally in query.

However not being one to surrender, Ganguly piled on the runs in Ranji Trophy. His home type earned him a call-up for the nationwide squad for India’s tour of England in 1996, and issues had been by no means the identical since.


Ganguly scored a powerful century on his Check debut at Lord’s and his 131 stays the best rating by a debutant on the hallowed floor. He adopted up his sensational debut knock with one other century within the subsequent match in Trent Bridge, turning into solely the third participant in historical past to attain centuries of their first two Check innings.

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In 2000, Indian cricket discovered itself in turmoil amid an enormous match-fixing scandal. Sachin Tendulkar, India’s brightest star on the time, gave up captaincy after a troubled tenure. That is when Ganguly was requested to take the helm of the staff.

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He led the staff out of its darkest hour and rebuilt it to turn out to be a pressure to reckon with.

Underneath his management, India ended Australia’s file 16-match successful streak in Assessments in 2001.

The collection concerned the well-known match at Eden Gardens, when India defeated Steve Waugh’s aspect regardless of being pressured to comply with on.

Ganguly’s aggressive begin, together with Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif’s heroics, propelled India to victory over England within the 2002 NatWest Collection remaining, chasing down 326 in dramatic vogue. Photographs of Ganguly eradicating his jersey and swinging it round in celebration on the well-known Lord’s balcony have since been etched into cricketing folklore.

In 2003, he led India to their first World Cup remaining since 1983. India ended up shedding to Australia, however Ganguly shone by means of the event, scoring 465 runs at a mean of 58.12.

Sourav Ganguly led India in 49 Check matches, successful 21 of these. He additionally received 76 of 146 ODIs as skipper.

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