Which makes the story of the Malawian Under-19 Women's Cricket Team all the more remarkable.
INTERACTIVE: Cricket Beyond Boundaries Cricket in Malawi has a chequered history, dating back more than a century.
Most have spent their lives having their confidence and sense of self-worth undermined by a society that views women as second-class citizens - as the weaker sex," he says.
That is why he regularly organises tournaments against other national teams, to show them that they are not alone.
Ganesan's measures resulted in far more local Malawian players picking up the game, something that had never happened before.