Archive photo of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.© AFP
Sourav Ganguly, the chairman of India’s Board of Control for Cricket, tweeted on Wednesday announcing “a new chapter” in his life. The tweet sparked widespread speculation about his future, with some suggesting he would retire from the cricket board and others predicting a plunge into politics. However, on Thursday he put an end to all speculation when he announced a partnership with an online education app to support and help “educators, teachers and coaches” grow.
“I get a lot of questions about my previous post. I’ve been thinking for a while about a group of people who selflessly help our society and make India bigger every day,” the former India captain wrote in his statement.
“IPL has given us great players, but what inspires me even more is the amount of sweat and blood that the coaches of all these players have put into their success. This is not only true for cricket but all other fields like academics, football , Music, etc. I’m lucky enough to get all the coaches who made me what I am today,” he wrote.
“For centuries we have glorified actors, players and successful CEOs for the remarkable work they have done. It is time we glorified the real heroes, their COACHES and EDUCATORS. I want to do something for all coaches, educators and teachers around the world world. Starting today, I will actively work to support them all by being their ambassador,” he concluded.
Ganguly had taken over as chairman of the BCCI in 2019.
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