Within less than a week of his appointment as president, Sourav Ganguly has revealed that a contract system will be brought in for first-class cricketers despite the process being complex. Ganguly has further said that it will take him some time to assess everything before taking things forward.
Even before joining office, Ganguly had his thought process clear when it comes to India’s domestic cricket scene. Since his appointment, he revealed that the first of his agendas would be to focus on first-class cricketers and enhance the conditions for them. And now, just five days since he was felicitated, Ganguly has suggested a 'contract system' for first-class cricketers.
"We will bring in a contract system for first-class cricketers. We (office-bearers) will ask the new finance (sub) committee to prepare a contract system,” vowed Ganguly, as reported by Cricbuzz.
The execution of this plan could be complex since 38 teams compete in the Ranji Trophy, with Chandigarh as the newest addition. However, like many other challenges, Ganguly is positive about taking this up.
"It's just been four-five days [since taking charge] and in between there was a Diwali break. It will take about two weeks to assess everything and move forward. There is a lot of work going on," he added.