Sourav Ganguly as the President of BCCI

Former Indin skipper Sourav Ganguly stood the highest in conclave of past and present Cricket Control Board administrators in India (BCCI) in Mumbai on Sunday night, but an initial effort was made to keep him away from the role of the president.

The 47-year-old Ganguly, a legendary former captain, was first asked to choose between the IPL’s vice-president’s office and chairmanship. He declined, of course.

Ganguly apparently left the conclave and returned to his suite at the Nariman Point estate of The Trident. The script started to change around 9 p.m. and Brijesh Patel, expected to be the preferred choice of prominent former administrators like Narainswamy Srinivasan for top position, started to lose out.

However, Srinivasan was present in a public support show both when Ganguly applied for his nomination and when he spoke to the media. That’s how often it’s in politics, not that the BCCI games are less than what most lawmakers engage in.

Srinivasan, who headed the International Cricket Council as well as the BCCI, is unable to become an administrator again.