Kolkata, July 11: Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly is likely to remain the CAB chief for the second time. The former India cricketer is unlikely to face any opposition at the board's 85th Annual General Meeting.
The CAB has made huge profit under Ganguly's leadership, thus he's going to be rewarded.
As per reports, there are a few in the CAB who are against Ganguly, but the ruling Trinamool Congress government is pleased with the former cricketer. Therefore, it's highly unlikely for anyone to contest in the presidential election against India's most loved captain.
Same is the case with Avishek Dalmiya, son of former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was directly nominated to executive post of the association by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
"In CAB, two weeks is a long long time. The last date of filing nomination is July 23 and any member can withdraw on the floor. So it is a very fluid situation at the moment. Even if anyone wishes to contest against Avishek, a couple of phone calls from ruling dispensation can change the picture completely. So no one should speculate anything right now," a senior CAB official told PTI on July 9.
Under Ganguly's tenure CAB has hosted two marquee matches in World T20 - India Vs Pakistan and the T20 final between England and West Indies.
Ganguly was also instrumental in hosting the country's first ever pink ball day-night match at Eden Gardens, which also earned him laurels. The association also made huge profits for the first time under Ganguly.
Treasurer Biswarup Dey is seen as the face of opposition to Ganguly, but the lawyer-turned cricket administrator has chosen to be diplomatic, says a news report.
"Let me be very clear, I'm not an opposition. CAB is a team and they will decide whether there would be any election," Dey told reporters.
The annual awards will be held on July 22.