Opportunities come but we will see where it goes: Sourav Ganguly on joining politics


BCCI President Sourav Ganguly stored his playing cards near his chest amid mounting hypothesis that he may take the political plunge forward of the West Bengal meeting elections, saying he will see “where it goes” amid the “opportunities” coming his manner.

Ganguly, who continues to be resting at his Kolkata residence publish his angioplasty after minor coronary heart assaults, is aware of how there was a hypothesis of him joining politics, extra particularly the BJP, forward of the eight-phase elections from March 27 to April 29.

“We will see where it goes, what opportunities come in the way, we will take it from there,” Ganguly informed ‘India Today’ when requested what’s subsequent after cricket administration.

Ganguly mentioned his life has been full of unusual twists and turns and he has by no means actually had a clue about what’s coming subsequent for him.

“When I first turned India captain, I didn’t count on it as Sachin (Tendulkar) was captaining. I in all probability wouldn’t have gotten it had Sachin not resigned.

“Similarly, when I became BCCI president, I didnt know the minute before I would be the BCCI president. That’s the way my life has been…So we will see where it goes,” he mentioned.

According to him, alternatives must be thought of factoring in varied features of somebody’s life.

“Opportunities come and you get influenced by a lot of things, your family, lifestyle, work, health, we will see where it goes,” he didn’t give away something regardless of saying lots of issues.

He laughed off the eye that he will get in his dwelling metropolis Kolkata, crediting it to his pleasant manner.

“I’m lucky to get a lot consideration. I don’t search it and I am going about doing my job. I lead a traditional life on this metropolis. I communicate to folks, speak to them and that’s my nature.

“I’m a really pleasant form of an individual with no cling ups. I don’t take to coronary heart what folks say. Because I’m a preferred particular person, I don’t imagine that I’ve to be unreachable.

“I lead my life because at the end of the day it’s life and that’s why people are fond of me over here.”

Risk factor factored in whereas not permitting crowds in IPL

Ganguly mentioned permitting crowd within the IPL would have been an even bigger logistical challenge in comparison with letting in restricted followers throughout the recently-concluded Test sequence versus England.

The BCCI has introduced that no crowds will be allowed on the venues — Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad — where the matches will be performed with no dwelling video games for any franchise.

“We have deliberate it properly and we are doing it in clusters. There will be three chartered flights (on the max) for each workforce. Hopefully, we will be capable of handle.

“During England tour, teams have only two domestic chartered flights (Chennai to Ahmedabad and next will be Ahmedabad to Pune),” Ganguly informed the channel.

“The numbers are much less but fingers crossed as it’s a huge tournament, the BCCI did it successfully in Dubai and hopefully, we can do it this time as well,” he added.

He didn’t say when would the BCCI contemplate having crowds again for IPL.

“Dont know yet, depends on situation. Dubai also was the same,” he mentioned referring to the 2020 IPL within the UAE.

“It’s slightly different from bilateral. If you open up for crowd (in IPL) with teams practising outside the stadiums, you expect crowds to get closer to practising teams during IPL, so that could be a risk,” he mentioned with a observe of warning.


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