Sourav Ganguly gets big responsibility in ICC, becomes chairman of cricket committee


  • BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has become the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee
  • Anil Kumble held the post for 9 years, leaving the post at the end of his term
  • The ICC Board also decided on the One Day World Cup and World Test Championship

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the chairman of the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee on the board of the International Cricket Council in Dubai. Ganguly will replace his former teammate and former India captain Anil Kumble. Anil Kumble has been in the post for the last 9 years and has now resigned at the end of his term.

Ganguly will replace Kumble as chairman of the cricket committee

“I am delighted to welcome Sourav to the position of Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee,” said ICC President Greg Barkley. His experience as one of the best players in the world and later as an administrator will help us move forward and provide direction to cricket decisions. I would also like to thank Anil. Over the last 9 years he has helped improve the international game through excellent leadership, including the identification of DRS and questionable bowling action.

It was also decided to host 14 teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup

In addition, the ICC Board has approved the commencement of the World Test Championship. The tournament will be held between nine teams for two years with a final between the top two teams. The ICC Board has also accepted the CEC’s recommendation to host 14 teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup. There are certain qualifications for the event, in which the top 10 teams in the ODI rankings will qualify directly, while other teams will have to make it to the tournament through a qualifier round.

In addition, the ICC Board has approved first-class status for women’s cricket along with men’s cricket. In the near future, the ICC Women’s Committee will be known as the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee and all decisions related to women’s cricket will be handed over to the CEC. Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave has been appointed to the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee.

“Two years later, the ICC board met face-to-face,” said Barclays, the ICC’s president. It was not easy to travel by air during the Corona epidemic, although important decisions were made by board members in a single room. Thank you to our fellow board members for coming to Dubai.


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