Reportedly when Sourav Ganguly walked inside the BCCI headquarters to file his nomination, accompanied by septuagenarians, ex BCCI strongmen N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah, it was a moment that symbolized the change of guard in the game's richest board. Meanwhile it was also a show of strength that BCCI wanted to showcase after being caught up in three years of legal tussles under the Committee of Administrators (COA) reign. Sourav Ganguly told in an interview after filing his nomination papers "The members had no say. I have never seen anything like this".
Furthermore he said "There have been a lot of issues for good four and five years, where BCCI is so important to the ICC. It not only generates the funds; which is one part but the popularity of the game matters. india is unbelievable and has a huge role to play in ICC and we need to be respected which at the moment is not happening". Perhaps he added "There were court cases, tussles going on and to be honest there was no connection. From that point of view, I have never seen anything like this. We will get the system back in order".
Moreover there is story doing that rounds that Sourav Ganguly is harboring political ambitions and this is one step towards that and nobody has even made a request to me. Nobody has even asked me to do it. It's just BCCI Presidentship at the moment.