Hours after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly said that he was planning to "start something new," he has revealed that he had launched a worldwide education app.
Earlier, the former India captain had said on Twitter, "2022 marks the 30th year since the start of my journey with cricket in 1992. Since then, cricket has given me a lot. Most importantly, it has given me the support of all of you. I want to thank every single person who has been a part of the journey, supported me, and helped me reach where I am today. Today, I am planning to start something that I feel will probably help a lot of people. I hope you continue your support as I enter this chapter of my life."
After Ganguly posted the message on social media, speculations were rife that he had resigned as the BCCI president and had decided to join politics.
However, Ganguly denied rumours that he had stepped down from the post while speaking to reporters in Kolkata.
Earlier, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah had also said that the former India captain had not resigned as the board chief.
Rumours doing rounds about Sourav Ganguly stepping down from the post of BCCI president are incorrect, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah had told news agency PTI.
Ganguly's Meeting With Amit Shah
Ganguly had hosted Home Minister Amit Shah for dinner at his Kolkata residence on 7 May. However, a day later, Ganguly said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee – a fierce opponent of the Bharatiya Janata Party – was "very close" to him.
"Our honorable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is a person very close to me. I had approached her to help up this institute," Ganguly had said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a private hospital in Kolkata.
Ganguly's meeting with Amit Shah had set off a bevy of speculations around his possible entry into politics.
Downplaying such chatter, Ganguly on Friday, 6 May, said, "Many speculations are rife... but I have known him (Shah) since 2008. While playing, I used to meet him. There's nothing more than that."
He added that that the Union Home Minister's son Jay Shah was his colleague.
(With inputs from PTI.)