Sourav Chandidas Ganguly (born 8 July 1972) is a former Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian national cricket team, currently known as Dada (meaning “elder brother” in Bengali) is appointed as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal  and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India.  During his playing career, Sourav Ganguly established himself as one of the world’s leading batsmen and also one of the greatest captains of the national cricket team. While batting, he was particularly prolific through the side, earning his own elegant strokeplay square of the wicket and through the covers. 
Sourav Ganguly is the one of the four members of theian Premier League, Ind responsible for all the functions of the tournament. He was appointed by Supreme Court in January 2016.  He is also a member of the Technical Committee, the Indian Premier League. 
Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother, Snehasish. He is regarded as one of India’s most successful captains in modern times,  and one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time.    He started his career by playing in state and school teams. Currently, he is the 8th highest run scorer in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and was the 3rd batsman in history to cross the 10,000 run landmark, after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq. In 2002, the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the sixth greatest ODI batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Michael Bevan. 
After playing in different Indian domestic tournaments, such as the Ranji and Duleep trophies, Ganguly got his big break while playing for India on their tour of England. He scored 131 runs and cemented his place in the Indian team. Ganguly’s place in the team was assured after successful performances in the series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, winning the Man of the Match awards. In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he was involved in a partnership of 318 runs with Rahul Dravid, which remains the highest ever World Cup tournament history. In the match, fixing scandals in 2000 by other players of the team, and for his poor health, Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar resigned his position, and Ganguly was made the captain of the Indian cricket team. He was soon in the subject of media criticism after the 2002 NatWest Series in the final of Durham and for taking off his shirt in the final of the 2002 NatWest Series. He led India into the 2003 World Cup final, where they were defeated by Australia. Due to a decrease in individual performance, he was dropped from the next year in the team. Ganguly was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004, one of India’s highest civilian awards.  He returned to the national team in 2006, and made successful batting displays. Around this time, he became involved in a dispute with Indian team coach Greg Chappell over many misunderstandings. Sourav Ganguly was again dropped from the team, however he was selected to play the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
In the same year, after a home Test series against Australia, he announced his retirement from international cricket. He continued to play for the Bengal team and was appointed the Chairman of the Cricket Association of Bengal’s Cricket Development Committee. The left-handed Sourav Ganguly was a prolific One Day International (ODI) batsman, with over 11,000 ODI runs to his credit. He is one of the most successful Indian Test captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 Test matches.Sourav Gangly is the most successful Indian Test captain with 11 wins.  The Indian team was ranked eighth in the ICC rankings before he became captain, and under his tenure the team rank went up to second. An aggressive captain, Sourav Ganguly is credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him, and transforming the Indian team into an aggressive fighting unit.
Along with Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, and Utsav Parekh, Ganguly is also the co-owner of Atlético de Kolkata, a franchise of the Indian Super League, which won the inaugural season in 2014. 
Sourav Ganguly was awarded with Banga Bibhushan Award from the Government of West Bengal on 20 May 2013. 
Sourav Ganguly is currently a part of the Supreme Court of India appointed by Justice Mudgal Committee for the IPL spot fixing and betting scandal’s investigations. 
1972-1989: Early life and introduction to cricket
Sourav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 in Calcutta, and is the youngest of Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly.   Chandidas ran a flourishing print business and was one of the richest men in the city.  Ganguly had a luxurious childhood and was nicknamed the ‘Maharaja’, meaning