The resignation of Sourav Ganguly as president of the BCCI has turned into a political flashpoint rather than a matter of sports management.

The situation has taken on such a political slant that even the most well-known members of the state's ruling and opposition parties, 

including Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister, and Suvendu Adhikari, the opposition leader in the West Bengal Assembly, 

have seized the initiative to fight their respective political parties' battles.

When Mamata Banerjee questioned the reasons for Sourav Ganguly's dismissal from the BCCI president's chair

it was the beginning of the discussion. "What was the harm in permitting the former Indian cricket team captain a second term 

as the board's president when Union Home Minister Amit Shah's son, Jay Shah, could continue as the BCCI secretary?" she argued. 

In order for Ganguly to represent India in the running for the position of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman,

the chief minister also indicated that she will speak with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.