5 Biggest Controversies Of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly's tenure as the BCCI president will come to an end, as the board decided against renewing his contract. They have identified former cricketer Roger Binny as his replacement.

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Ganguly's tenure was riddled with controversies, just like his playing career. we take a look at five of the most controversial moments of Ganguly as the BCCI president.

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Conflict Of InterestSourav Ganguly was the king of conflict of interests. As a BCCI president, he kept promoting rival brands of BCCI's sponsors, held his post as the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, also did commentary, and served as an advisor of Delhi Capitals.

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Sexist RemarksIn an event, when asked about stress, Sourav Ganguly nonchalantly said, "There is no stress in life. Only wife and girlfriend give stress." He was criticised for his sexist comment, but Ganguly didn't offer any apology.

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Selection Committee MeetingAs per the BCCI rules, the president isn't allowed to sit in the selection committee meeting. But Ganguly attended most of these meetings and was accused of influencing the decision of the selectors, as per an anonymous BCCI source.

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Unceremoniously Sacking Virat KohliWhile Virat Kohli announced his decision to quit T20I captaincy ahead of the T20I World Cup last year, he was sacked from the ODI captaincy without any explanation. Ganguly also lied about asking Kohli to not step down from T20I captaincy.

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Holding Women's Cricketer SalarySourav Ganguly-led BCCI came under scanner after the reports emerged of delay in the payments of women cricketers for the T20I World Cup 2020.