He said, “I am taking over at a time when BCCI has not been in greatest of position for the last three years. Its image has got hampered quite a lot. It´s a great opportunity for me to do something good.”
Ganguly added, “Financially, India is a cricketing powerhouse, so it will be a challenge.”
One of the most successful national captains in the sport, Ganguly retired from Test cricket in 2008 having accumulated 7,212 runs. Last month he was re-elected president of the Cricket Association of Bengal.
India is the world´s number one-ranked Test team, it is currently playing a home Test series against South Africa.