Sourav Ganguly, the next boss of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has also been made the “face” of the upcoming Indian Super League.
The ISL will kick start in Kochi in its new avatar of the country’s premier club football competition – a status till now enjoyed by now dethroned I-League. Hosts Kerala Blasters will be taking on two-time champions ATK on Sunday. Ganguly will be present on the occasion.
“I’m now the face of ISL this time and shot (a video) for them. So, I will have to attend the opening ceremony in Kerala and miss out on the Ranchi Test,” Ganguly said at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The BCCI president-elect was supposed to be in Ranchi, but the development means that Ganguly will attending the Indian Super League opening ceremony and reach Mumbai the next day to take over as the BCCI president at the annual general meeting on October 23.
Ganguly, incidentally, is also the co-owner of ISL franchise ATK.
“I’m still with ATK and will speak to them soon,” he said, adding that his new BCCI responsibility has forced him to step down from being the mentor of Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals.
“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.”
Ganguly has recently launched an ATK TV campaign.