Sourav gets brother's support in CAB bid

Instrumental in shaping brother Sourav's career, Snehashish Ganguly is now clearing the decks for Sourav's second innings as a cricket administrator.

updated: July 21, 2009 16:28 IST
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Instrumental in shaping younger brother Sourav's career, Snehashish Ganguly is now clearing the decks for the former India captain's second innings as a cricket administrator.

In his effort to bring his younger brother into CAB, he is in talks with Kolkata outfit Bhukailash Sporting Club which would be the platform for Sourav's entry into the working committee of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) this August.

Ironically, Snehasish, an assistant secretary of the CAB under Prasun Mukherjee in 2007- 08, is yet to make the working committee as his club Barisha Sporting's term in the panel has expired.

However, Snehasish maintained that he was not making any sacrifice.

"Bengal cricket is in a soup now, we played in Plate last season and did not do well after getting into Elite. Also everybody knows our CAB president (Jagmohan Dalmiya) is not in the Board's good books," Snehasish said.

"It's high time that Sourav steps into cricket administration in the interest of Bengal cricket. (His affiliation with Bhukailash Sporting Club) is a first step towards this and the road is long ahead. We will do everything for Bengal cricket."

Referring to Dalmiya's reign at the helm of CAB, he said, "Nobody can stay at the top for so long. Change is always for good and Sourav is the right choice to restructure Bengal cricket."

Asked whether he would seek an entry into the working committee, he said, "I am with Barisha Sporting and so I will have to wait for the turn. We (Sourav and I) are together."

But with Bhukailash SC's term in the working committee getting over this year, the former will have to look for another club to represent at the CAB.

The annual general meeting of CAB will be held on July 31.