'Down-to-earth guy, no one's more passionate than him': Hockley lauds Ganguly
Recently appointed CEO of Cricket Australia, Nick Hockley had no shortage of praises and good words for BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, calling the former India captain a fantastic character while lauding his passion for the game. Hockley, who was promoted to CA's CEO on May 31 after guiding the game brilliantly through the Covid-19 situation, revealed how he and Ganguly had the opportunity to work together planning India Women's tour of Australia later this year and realized the true character of the BCCI chief. He's just really great. He's a good, down-to-earth guy. I'll tell you what, no one's more passionate about the game. And he's just been an absolute pleasure to deal with. We have been dealing with him recently because we have the Indian women's team coming out here for a Test match," Hockey said on The Grade Cricketer Podcast. Ganguly was appointed the president of the BCCI on October 23, 2019, and has served his tenure with grit and determination. Under him, India played their first-ever Day/Night Test – against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens – in November of 2023. Under Ganguly, the BCCI ensured that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the IPL 2020 took place.