Ganguly not to represent us in the BCCI AGM: TCA

Tripura Cricket Association rubbished the speculation that Sourav Ganguly might represent them in the BCCI's AGM scheduled for September 24.

updated: September 15, 2009 15:39 IST
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Tripura Cricket Association on Tuesday rubbished the speculation that former India captain Sourav Ganguly might represent them in the BCCI's Annual General Meeting scheduled for September 24.

"There is not even a fraction of truth in this... It's purely baseless and without any logic. I will represent our association in the BCCI AGM. I don't understand why everybody is speculating about Sourav," TCA Secretary Arindam Ganguly said.

After retiring from international cricket last year, Ganguly had expressed his desire to get into the cricket administration, which eventually snowballed into speculation that he was eying the BCCI post in 2014, when it will be the term of East Zone.

On home turf, the task is almost impossible for Ganguly as the Cricket Association of Bengal chief Jagmohan Dalmiya is likely to represent in the AGM later this month.

The speculation about Ganguly's representation in the AGM grew thicker especially after the southpaw attended the annual prize distribution ceremony of the TCA two days ago.

"He had just come for the function and we did not have any discussion about the BCCI meeting. In fact, I will be representing TCA in the AGM," Ganguly said.

The TCA, however, can change its decision if the state chief minister Manik Sarkar intervenes into the matter. The ace cricketer reportedly met Sarkar during his visit to the state.

"Our chief minister never interferes in cricketing affairs. Whatever we decide is final at the TCA," Arindam Ganguly said.

To become the Board's president, Ganguly must attend two AGMs from the same zone before filing his nomination and has to be an office bearer.

Besides, Ganguly also must have the support of at least three units from the zone he is representing.