New Delhi | Jagran Press Office: Sourav Ganguly made headlines on Wednesday for his cryptic message related to his idea of ”starting something new” and sparked speculation about his entry into politics. However, Ganguly has now quashed any rumors and revealed the real idea behind her post. The former Indian cricket skipper and current BCCI chairman has launched a new “global educational app”, news agency ANI reported citing Ganguly’s statement.
Earlier today, Ganguly’s post created chaos and even sparked rumors that he had resigned from his BCCI post. However, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Wednesday refuted media reports that Ganguly had resigned as chairman of India’s top cricket body.
“I plan to start something that I think will probably help a lot of people,” Sourav Ganguly tweets. pic.twitter.com/SGxoPgmTNB
— ANI (@ANI)
June 1, 2022
“The rumors doing the rounds of Mr. Sourav Ganguly resigning from the post of Chairman of BCCI are factually incorrect. We have exciting times in the form of media rights ahead and my colleagues and I are completely focused on the opportunity. ahead and safeguarding the interest of Indian cricket,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah told ANI.
Rumors of Ganguly resigning as chairman surfaced when the former India captain said he was “planning to start something” to help a lot of people in a Twitter post, hinting at a new “chapter of his life”.
“Today I plan to start something that I think will probably help a lot of people. I hope you will continue your support as I enter this chapter of my life,” said the chairman of the board of cricket.
“2022 marks the 30th year since my journey with cricket started in 1992. Since then, cricket has given me so much. More importantly, it has given me the support of all of you. I want to thank everyone who was part of the journey, supported me and helped me get to where I am today,” added Ganguly.
Meanwhile, speculation over Ganguly’s entry into politics began when Union Home Minister Amit Shah dined at his residence on May 6 during the latter’s two-day visit to the West Bengal. However, once again Ganguly confirmed that he is not joining politics and that this post is related to his new education app.