‘We have achieved success as a side due to our robust cricket system’: Sourav Ganguly

Current BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly is known for changing the mindset of Men in Blue when he was skipper of the side from 2000 to 2005.


In the last few years what has worked with the Indian team is the way BCCI has invested heavily on the domestic cricket infrastructure where several players are coming through the ranks and playing for India.

The domestic structure has grown financially due to the inception of IPL and the amount BCCI earn from every season of the cash-rich league they spent  60 percent amount on their domestic system which makes sure that players who do not play IPL or for the country they can still earn money and take care of their family by playing domestic cricket.

Ganguly said that our domestic structure is so robust that we can at least create two to three teams of a different formats for our national team.

In a recent chat with Star Sports, BCCI President enlisted behind different reasons behind India’s success at the International cricket in detail.

“The system is strong – domestic cricket, NCA (National Cricket Academy), coaches. The IPL is also a reason. Fairness of selection; only the best gets picked. There is transparency. The cricket system is robust. Four-day and T20 (cricket) are different, but the IPL does help. Gives confidence that you can play at this level. Talent is important and adjustment is not a problem,” Ganguly said.

“These are two different generations. This is a superb phase. We drew with Australia in Australia, beat England in England and Pakistan in Pakistan. Won in New Zealand, too. It was a glorious phase. This team is doing so well. I leave it at that. What happened in 2003, can’t be compared with 2021. I was involved both times – captain and now the BCCI president,” he stated.