LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Kudos to Ganguly for agreeing to take charge of Indian cricket board
I write to you in reference to your article Sourav Ganguly set to become India cricket chief, says first-class cricketers his priority (October 14): Ganguly seems to be the type of person who embraces challenges. In 2000, he was appointed captain of an Indian team that was rudderless and deflated by recent failures. It took him just one year to turn its fortunes around, making it one of the world’s best sides, and he did it by inspiring his fellow seniors and ushering in a new generation of talented players. Eleven years after he retired from international cricket, the former batsman is set to become president of the BCCI, the body that runs Indian cricket. He takes up the position at a time when it is struggling with administrative problems and allegations of nepotism. It will be Ganguly’s biggest challenge yet as he takes on the task of reforming what is a massive organisation that is set in its ways and has for long been governed by special interests. So whether he succeeds in his role or not, he should be applauded for his decision to take the job.
K Ragavan, Bengaluru