Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, has taken several measures already to improve Indian cricket. On Sunday, at the 88th Annual General Meeting of BCCI, few important points were discussed and finalized. One of them was the desire of a few IPL franchises to play friendly matches outside India for promoting the game. Ganguly gave a green signal for the same.
Last month, it was reported that Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Sunrisers Hyderabad are ready to play in foreign countries. They want to take this step to connect to Indian fans outside the country. The point was also on the agenda of the IPL Governing Council’s meeting which took place in November.
Following the discussions at the AGM on December 1, Sourav Ganguly has hinted at giving a go-ahead to the plan. But the royalty fee, which the board has to pay, is yet to be discussed with the BCCI.
Ganguly on The Hall of Fame and MSK Prasad’s tenure
Speaking to media, Sourav Ganguly also spoke about the introduction of the IPL Hall of Fame to reward players for their outstanding performances during the season. Moreover, the former India captain also stated that MSK Prasad’s tenure as the chief selector would not be prolonged.
MSK Prasad and his selection panel chose their last Indian squad for the West Indies series. A new set of selectors will take charge soon before Sri Lanka and Australia series to be played in January 2020. During the meeting, it was also decided that the ICC CEC will be represented by Jay Shah, the secretary of the BCCI.