After the demise Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), a massive void has been left in both the governing bodies.
While questions over who the next BCCI president will be, the new CAB chief could be a familiar face in former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who is currently the joint-secretary of the Bengal cricket association.
Ganguly, who paid his homage to Dalmiya at the Eden Gardens during the latter's funeral, is scheduled to meet West bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of succeeding Dalmiya at the helm of CAB, according to NDTV.
The void is currently large, and Bengal Cricket's governing body are trying to fill it in the best way possible. There is nobody with as much experience as Dalmiya, someone who could handle the state's cricket affairs like "Jaggu Dada" (as Dalmiya was popularly known as) did.
Ganguly could well be the popular choice to replace Dalmiya as the president of CAB. He has been the joint-secretary of the governing body for a little over a year. He might have led India to a lot of fascinating victories, but his experience in cricket administration is still pretty small.
Apparently, West Bengal's chief minister Mamata Banerjee has requested the former India captain to carry forward the baton that Dalmiya was carrying for so many years.
"During Dalmiya's funeral on Monday, Didi had asked Sourav to take Dalmiya's legacy forward," a former CAB official was quoted as saying by NDTV.com on Wednesday.
Currently, there are two former BCCI officials Chitrak Mitra and Gautam Dasgupta, who might be contesting for the president's chair. CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey is also a popular candidate for the Bengal cricket chief's seat. Now it will all depend on who the 121 units will vote as the next president of the Cricket Association of Bengal.