What BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said on ICC’s presidency
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that the presidency of the ICC is “not in my hands”, quashing speculations that the former India captain is going to Dubai. In July, the International Cricket Council (ICC) board approved the process of electing the next president of the world body in November. After the meeting in Birmingham, it was decided that with Greg Barkley ending his term this year, the election would be decided by a simple majority and the chairman’s term would be for a two-year term between December 1, 2022, and November . 30, 2024.
Since then Ganguly’s name is in the news. But when asked about it, the great old-fashioned batsman had just this to say: “I don’t have the chairmanship of the ICC.” The ICC Board has decided that a two-thirds majority is no longer required to be elected as the chairman. As per the latest recommendations, the contestant who gets 51 percent of the votes will be chosen as the winner.
In a 16-member board, a candidate needs just nine votes from the directors to be elected.
Veteran Jhulan Goswami is retiring from international cricket after playing the third and final ODI against England, and Ganguly called the pacer “an absolute legend”.
“Jhulan is a great player… In the last three as BCCI President, we have maintained a very good relationship… He has had a wonderful career,” he said. She is around 40 years old.
“Jhulan will make a mark in women’s cricket, she is a role model, the highest honor she should get when she finishes at Lord’s. She is an absolute champion.”
It’s been a long time now, but Ganguly still can’t believe that India lost the final of the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
“Still wondering how we lost the CWG final, we were running, we were winning… BCCI is putting a lot of effort for women’s cricket. We have won two matches in England. I am happy with the progress. “
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