Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday issued a cryptic tweet about his "new chapter in life" that raised speculations about his continuation as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, prompting the cricket board secretary Jay Shah to clarify that he has not resigned from his post. There were also speculations that he might enter politics. However, all the rumours were laid to rest after Ganguly said the "new chapter" is in fact an educational app. "I have launched a worldwide educational app," news agency ANI quoted him as saying.
Earlier in the day, Ganguly in his tweet said he is embarking on a new journey, although without revealing any further details.
"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 part of the journey, supported me, and helped me reach where I am today," he wrote in a brief statement.
"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 life," he added.
Ganguly's tweet took the social media by storm as many, including media outlets, started speculations about his future.
"The rumours doing rounds about Mr Sourav Ganguly stepping down from the post of BCCI President are factually incorrect," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement issued to news agency PTI.
"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," Shah further stated.
(With PTI inputs)