West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced in Kolkata on Thursday that Sourav Ganguly will be the next president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), and India's veteran tweaker Harbhajan Singh has wished his former captain good luck.
Harbhajan, who has been included in the T20 squad for India vs South Africa series, is currently attending the preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.
On Thursday, after the practice session, Harbhajan Singh arranged a screening of comedian Kapil Sharma's new film 'Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon' at a studio in Bangalore.
It was a private screening for all his friends in the sports fraternity. Few players from India, who are also in the camp at the NCA, went to the screening straight from the nets. Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and others were present at the screening but they awere unavailable for any comments.
But Harbhajan made sure that he addresses the media, with his primary focus on the big news that broke on Thursday regarding Ganguly.
I wish him all the luck. I am sure he'll be very good: Harbhajan Singh on Sourav Ganguly chosen as CAB President pic.twitter.com/dc1oRw370J
— ANI (@ANI_news) September 24, 2015
Ganguly was handling the post of the joint-secretary of CAB for over a year, and that position will now be taken by Abhishek Dalmiya, the son of late BCCI and CAB chief, Jagmohan Dalmiya.
"I am thankful to my colleagues for giving me this responsibility If the 117 members agree, I will take over the responsibility, will try and do the best. I am happy that Abhishek Dalmiya is also part of the CAB team," Ganguly told the reporters after being appointed as the CAB chief by Mamata Banerjee on Thursday evening.
Abhishek was also present when the West Bengal chief minister Banerjee announced the big news. Mamata Banerjee had said earlier that the baton that was being carried by the late Jagmohan Dalmiya for so many years, should now be passed on to the able hands of Ganguly, who has led India to some glorious victories in the past, and also is one of the country's most successful captains.
As Ganguly will be at the helm of all the cricket affairs of the East Zone, his suggestions will surely be noted duly noted while selecting the next BCCI president.