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He will make a huge impact as BCCI president: Kumar Sangakkara on Sourav Ganguly’s appointment

Ganguly, who was unanimously elected as the new BCCI president, formally took over the post at the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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Former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara believes that newly-elected BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will make a huge impact in the world of cricket with the help of his experience.

“His influence at the ICC, if he brings that in a positive and usual manner with which he looks at the game, I am sure there will be a huge impact,” Sangakkara told ESPNCricinfo.

“He is a great supporter of cricket in the Olympics, he is a great supporter of spreading the game globally. So I am sure he will do a huge amount of work. He has got a very sharp and tactical brain. I mean his experience in playing the game and captaining India is immense. So I am sure he will do a wonderful job,” he added.

Notably, 47-year-old Ganguly, who was unanimously elected as the new BCCI president, formally took over the post at the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Heaping praises on Ganguly Sangakkara said, “Dada (Ganguly) is in a much more influential position than I am. But I have really enjoyed my conversations with him. He has been part of the world cricket committee. He has a global view on world cricket not just Indian cricket. That’s really important.”