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Is Everything Hunky-Dory Between Jay Shah And Sourav Ganguly?

The cricketing grapevine is rife with whispers of a conflict between the BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and President Sourav Ganguly. The decibel-level has probably increased by a notch, with Shah calling out, at his debut press conference, the name of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the mentor of the Indian team for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in the Persian Gulf soon. Jay, the son of the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, is virtually the Chief Executive of the BCCI, running its daily affairs. Post the Vinod Rai-led Committee of Administrators’ governance, Shah is said to have restructured the administration at the Cricket Centre at ‘D’ Road, Churchgate, and he is largely credited for taking the IPL to the UAE and keeping the revenue flow of Rs 4,000 crore plus intact, and also relocating the Twenty20 World Cup (the BCCI is the host country) to Oman, and the UAE. Clearly Shah (33) is calling the shots during these unprecedented Covid-19 times. Ganguly, who was part of the illustrious middle order phalanx that had Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman, and has the bragging rights for a Lord’s century, was recently seen hobnobbing at the MCC Members’ during the Lord’s Test. Not all it seems is hunky-dory in the BCCI; come the AGM in September 2022, and we all will know if Shah will go along with Ganguly!