BCCI President Sourav Ganguly opened up on the evolution of cricket and said that IPL Generates more revenue than the English Premier League. Cricket A lot has evolved and given the last two decades, the cash-rich Indian Premier League has played a big role in that. Since its inception in 2008, the franchise league tournament has evolved in a big way as a result of which cricketers from all over the world want to participate in it to showcase their talent.
Ganguly was elected as the 39th President of BCCI in 2019. Before taking charge in BCCI, the legendary cricketer was the President of Cricket Association of Bengal.
the former India The captain is excited to see the evolution of cricket and said that it will continue to grow in the years to come.
“I have seen the game evolve where players like me have scored a few centuries and now have the potential to earn crores. This game is run by fans, by the people of this country and by BCCI, which was created by cricket fans. This game is strong and will continue to grow. IPL generates more revenue than English Premier League. Speaking to Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media, President, Times Strategic Solutions Ltd, at the India Leadership Council event, Ganguly said, “It makes me happy and proud that the sport I love has become so strong.
Ganguly has been ranked as one of the best captains of Indian cricket as he built a team that included veteran stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and youngsters like Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and others. There was a mix of players. Mohammad Kaif. He led the Indian team to the final of the 2003 ODI World cup.
Talking about his leadership style, Ganguly said that he never looked to compete with his teammates, but his primary aim was to collaborate with them.
“Captaincy, for me, is leading a team on the ground, and leadership, for me, is building a team. So, whether I worked with Sachin, Azhar or Dravid, I didn’t compete with them Instead, I collaborated with them as leaders and shared the responsibility,” he said.
He further talked about how leading the team and having a place in the BCCI is tantamount to him.
“I believe that the common thing is managing individuals. This country has exceptional talent from young players to young corporate employees. I truly believed that if I wanted to be the captain of a successful team, So I have to respect my colleagues to be good players, and it’s never the opposite; you can’t keep everything to yourself and expect good things to happen; it won’t happen,” he said.