Ganguly was replaced by another former India captain — Anil Kumble — during the Board’s 83rd Annual General meeting at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai yesterday.
Asked about the reason for Ganguly’s omission, BCCI president N Srinivasan said: “Sourav is still playing. He will be leading Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, so how can he be on the technical committee? A player has to retire to be on the panel.”
New chairman Kumble, who was a member of the technical panel, appeared happy with the promotion although he said: “No role is new for us cricketers.”
Ganguly took over reigns from another former India captain — Sunil Gavaskar at the 2011 AGM.