Dada is working his charm! There is a certain factor about Sourav Ganguly and the way he is dealing with Indian Cricket.
When he was announced as the next BCCI President, there was a definite amount of joy in the hearts of the Indian fans. We knew something good is going to happen. The ruler is right this time. And, when he presided over the press conference as the BCCI President it felt just right.
Further, Sourav Ganguly has a knack for setting a trend. He did it when he was the captain of the Indian Cricket team. He developed players like Yuvraj, Kaif, and Harbhajan; brought MS Dhoni in the team, and improved the shattered image of Indian Cricket. He deserves every bit of credit for the fruits of success these young players are enjoying.
Following the same track, he is here trying to bring reforms in the Indian Cricket but this time as the main authority of the game.
With India set to play its first-ever Day-Night test match against Bangladesh in Eden Gardens, could he do anything better than this? Perhaps, yes but for the time being this is the best measure seeing the amount of time he has spent on the chair.
We as Indian cricket fans have been craving for this format. We have seen England, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand play this format but due to some reasons, our past Board members were not supportive of the pink ball game.
Nevertheless, Dada has got the ball rolling in the new direction. The second test of the two test match series is slated to be held at the Eden Gardens from November 22-26.
Interestingly, it was Dada who was instrumental, during his tenure as the Bengal Chief, to have a first-ever 4-day-night pink ball test match between Mohun Bagan and Bhawanipore Club in 2016.
The timing of the match is likely going to be from 2 pm to 9 pm with a 20-minute tea break after the first session and a 40-minute supper break before the final session. This itself has raised concerns among the Indian players mainly the spinners like Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as they feel that the dew factor will put them out of the equation on a track which traditionally has a soft corner for spinners.
But, does one need to have a question over these arrangements when the President himself is from the state and is overlooking all the arrangements himself?