Sourav Ganguly to meet Mamata Banerjee, to be named next CAB president?
A day after former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has called for a meeting today where the Bengal Tiger will once again meet Mamata, according to reports.
New Delhi: A day after former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has called for a meeting today where the Bengal Tiger will once again meet Mamata, according to reports.
According to a Times Now report, in the proposed meeting, CAB joint secretary and current treasurer Biswarup Dey and Ganguly will meet Mamata. Besides Ganguly, Dey is believed to be in contention for the post of presidency.
Earlier, Ganguly arrived at the state secretariat on Wednesday along with Dalmiya's son Abhishek and held an hour-long meeting with the Chief Minister.
The meeting between the two was speculated to be about the discussion of Ganguly succeeding the late Jagmohan Dalmiya as the next CAB president.
When asked about it, Ganguly said "To discuss something like this (three days after his death) is not right. Speculation will be on, someone will run CAB. It's too early to comment because it has just been three days... It's very early to say".
It's believed that Ganguly is not a unanimous choice among a group of members as heavyweights like Chitrak Mitra, Gautam Dasgupta and TMC senior leader Subrata Mukherjee maybe eyeing the seat.
A state minister said, the government has nothing to do with the CAB affairs but Ganguly is the pride of West Bengal.
"The state government has nothing to do with the matter of CAB President elections. We have nothing to comment regarding it. But yes Sourav is pride of Bengal," the minister told PTI.
In fact, Biswarup Dey, with a considerable support, also cannot be ruled out.
Incidentally, the Bengal cricket icon has been roped in by the West Bengal government for hosting an upcoming business reality show and some believed that meeting was in that context.
The CAB's electorate comprises 121 votes — 94 first and second division Kolkata clubs, 18 district units, 8 universities, and a vote from the Office Sports Federation.
(With Agency inputs)