The demise of BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has left a vacant spot in West Bengal's cricketing body, with latest report suggesting former India captain Sourav Ganguly to succeed at the helm of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
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Dalmiya's son Avishek called upon West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to gather momentum for Ganguly.
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Sourav Ganguly has been dismissive of the reports saying, "To discuss something like this three days after his (Dalmiya's) death is not right. Speculation will be on, someone will run CAB. It's too early to say anything," he said after emerging from a meeting that was also attended by three senior state ministers.
Considering his massive fan following, the Bengal Tiger seems to be the right candidate for the post of CAB president, however his inexperience in cricket administration can go against him.
There are numerous contenders for the CAB president's post like Gautam Dasgupta and Chitrak Mitra -- both former joint secretaries and Dalmiya proteges -- but in spite of their seniority, they have limited following in the association which has 121 voting units. The fact that none of the numerous factions in the CAB controls more than 15-20 votes, should work to Sourav's advantage.
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If elected to the post, Sourav will be the first Test player to head CAB.