Sourav Ganguly, the departing president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is continuing his work in cricket administration after being refused reelection. He plans to run for re-election as the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). He told reporters in Kolkata, “I would run in the CAB elections.

Ganguly served as an officeholder in the CAB for five years before taking the helm of the BCCI, first as joint secretary and later as president after the passing of Jagmohan Dalmiya. Ganguly was elected CAB president in 2015 by Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of Bengal. He is slated to lead the state body once again, and his choice to do so will further feed rumors that he wants to become involved in politics.

On Thursday, Ganguly gave the impression that he was content with the conclusion of his BCCI tenure. At a publicity event, he declared, “No one can remain the administrator throughout his life. He did add, however, “I will move on to achieve larger things in the future,” which sparked conversation.

N Srinivasan, a former BCCI president, questioned Ganguly’s performance during a board meeting in New Delhi last week. The former captain of India sought support from the board to continue serving as BCCI president or to vie for the position of ICC chairman. Instead, he turned down the opportunity to become the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“In independent India, no BCCI president has held office for more than three years. All of the media rumors that Dada (Ganguly) was informed or that a few members were against him are untrue, according to BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, who made the remarks to PTI in an apparent attempt to diffuse the issue.

Ganguly will be attending the BCCI AGM in Mumbai on Tuesday, where he will hand over the reins to 1983 World Cup star Roger Binny, who is set to become the new BCCI president unopposed.

The deadline for nominations is October 22nd, and the CAB elections are scheduled on October 31.