Sourav Ganguly best person to head BCCI, says West Bengal sports minister

Updated: 27 March 2014 17:36 IST

West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra said Sourav Ganguly is the best person to become the president of BCCI because of his clean image.

Sourav Ganguly best person to head BCCI, says West Bengal sports minister

Kolkata:

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be the 'best person' to take over as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president following the Supreme Court's observation on Mudgal Committee report on Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra said on Thursday.

"Let Sourav Ganguly take over the reigns at the BCCI. He is our all time best captain and has a clean image. He is the best person to take over the BCCI at this time," Mitra told PTI reacting to SC's observation that Sunil Gavaskar or a former cricketer should take over the reigns at the BCCI. (Supreme wants Gavaskar to be BCCI president)

Hitting out at Srinivasan for not stepping down, Mitra said, "All cricket lovers in the country are ashamed just because of one person, that is N Srinivasan."

"As a sports minister, I demand Srinivasan should immediately step down. There should be clean cricket and a young brigade," he said. (Also read: Gavaskar ready for any challenge)

Topics : Cricket
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