Dada continues to be Indian cricket boss, viral posts are false

On June 1, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly created a buzz on social media after tweeting that he was going to “enter a new chapter of his life” pretty soon.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  2 Jun 2022 5:57 AM GMT
Dada continues to be Indian cricket boss, viral posts are false

HYDERABAD: On June 1, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly created a buzz on social media after tweeting that he was going to "enter a new chapter of his life" pretty soon.

Netizens were quick to assume that the former skipper had stepped down from his position as President.

Posts claiming "Sourav Ganguly has resigned as BCCI president" began flooding the internet.


FACT CHECK :

NewsMeter searched online for news reports and official statements by Ganguly and the BCCI but did not find any announcement on his stepping down. No credible source announced this decision. The tweet shared by Ganguly simply mentions a new start but does not state that he is resigning from the post.

Speaking to news agency ANI, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that Ganguly will continue to be the President. He has "not resigned", Shah reportedly said.

Shah told ANI: "The rumors doing rounds about Sourav Ganguly stepping down from the post of BCCI President are factually incorrect. We have some exciting times in the form of media rights coming up and my colleagues and I are completely focused on the upcoming opportunity and safeguarding the interest of Indian cricket." (Read more here)

The "new chapter" that Ganguly was referring to was related to his launch of a worldwide education app. Ganguly told ANI, "I have launched a worldwide educational app,"


Ganguly has not stepped down as President of BCCI.

Claim Review:Sourav Ganguly has stepped down as President of BCCI.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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