Brushing aside speculations of joining BJP, BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said it would not happen “at the moment”. Speculations on him joining the saffron camp were rife after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Ganguly on Saturday.
Ganguly, who is the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), had on Monday pipped former India batsman Brijesh Patel. He emerged as the lone contender in the race for the BCCI presidentship as he was the only one to have filed the nomination for world cricket’s most-coveted post.
“I met Amit Shah for the first time. Neither was I asked a question on what’s going to happen to BCCI, whether I’m going to get a post or not. Nor was there any discussion of the sort that ‘you get this (BCCI presidentship) only if you agree to that’. So there’s no of political development at the moment,” he said.