- Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar expects former skipper Sourav Ganguly to succeed at his new role as the BCCI president.
- Tendulkar expressed himself while speaking at an event for the Road Safety World Series.
- The series which will be played in Mumbai and Pune coming February, was an initiative of the Professional Management Group and the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra govt.
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar expects his former colleague and ex-skipper of the Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly to succeed at his new job as the BCCI president. The former skipper is expected to take up his new role after he has served a cooling-off period from his current role as the President of the Bengal Cricket Associaton.
Tendulkar expressed his support while speaking at an event of the up-coming Road Safety World Series which will be held coming February.
A Legend backs another Legend
On Monday, twitter had blown up with the news of Sourav Ganguly accepting the role as the new BCCI president. Former colleagues and other personalities also congratulated Dada for his new job and have all backed him to succeed at his job. One of the former colleagues who congratulated Sourav and expected him to succeed was Sachin Tendulkar.
The legendary batsman said that “The way he has played his cricket and the way he has gone put and served the nation, I am sure he will continue to serve the nation in the same capacity and with the same passion.”
The BCCI needs to be in the hands of someone who would finally bring about a change to the board after a rough 3 years without a president.
Ganguly will be taking up the role of the BCCI president once his tenure with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) comes to an end. He has been serving as CAB’s president for 5 years now and will take on the new challenging presidential role after he serves a compulsory cooling-off period after resigning from his post in September 2020.
Road Safety World Series
Tendulkar and other cricketing legends like Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, Virendra Sehwag, Mutthiah Murlidharan, Brett Lee and Tillakaratne Dilshan are going to be taking part in the Road Safety World Series. The series will include six teams with Tendulkar captaining the India Legends team, while Jonty Rhodes, Brett Lee, Brian Lara and Tillakaratne Dilshan will be leading South Africa, Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka legends teams respectively.
This series was launched in association with Professional Management Group and the Road Safety Cell of the Maharashtra government to promote road safety.
The series will be a T-20 league in which there will be a total of 10 matches, followed by a final match. It will follow the franchise-based model, that is a common format for most T-20 leagues played around the world. The player’s payments will be taken care of by the franchises. Other than these 6 legends, a 100 more cricketers are expected to be a part of the series.
Moreover, the proceeds from the league will go towards the promotion of the cause by the Road Safety Cell and highlighting the issue that India is rated in one of the world’s highest for the number of deaths caused on highways.
The Road Safety World Series is set to be played between February 2-16 next year in Mumbai and Pune.