Sourav Ganguly, who is set to turn into the following Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, said he needs to copy previous president Jagmohan Dalmiya at the job. Dalmiya served his first term as BCCI President from 2001-04. He was again chosen for the job in March 2015. With Dalmiya in charge, India co-facilitated the Reliance World Cup in 1987 and after that the Wills World Cup in 1996. Addressing NDTV, Sourav Ganguly, when requested to respond on the way that the whole West Bengal is cheering his arrival to Indian cricket, he stated, "I don't think it that way, I was a skipper for a significant stretch of time, played for an extensive stretch of time and now this is an alternate duty, so will attempt to put forth a valiant effort".
Ganguly took over as the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President in 2015, after the demise of his managerial coach Dalmiya.
Talking on the impact that Dalmiya had on him, Ganguly stated, "You know when he (Jagmohan Dalmiya) ran cricket I was a player, so I haven't seen him intently, how he ran the board and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), yet he was of high repute to, regardless me is and will consistently be.
"On the off chance that I accomplish what he has accomplished as far as organization even half, I'll think have worked admirably," the previous India skipper included.
Ganguly had additionally said that he needs to bring commonality back in the Indian cricket board, including that he never communicated any desire to turn into the BCCI President.