Sourav Ganguly To Contest For The Position Of The ICC Chairman?
By CricShots - Sep 15, 2022 9:40 pm
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Earlier, the BCCI had made a request to eliminate the required cooling-off period between terms for office bearers and the Supreme Court granted a request on Wednesday. As a result, the BCCI, allowed Sourav Ganguly, the president of the board, and Jay Shah, the secretary, to remain in their positions. With this development, it is now being said that Ganguly might be in line for the ICC Chairmanship.

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Sourav Ganguly 

If Ganguly becomes the ICC president, Jay Shah would then take over the BCCI Presidentship and Arun Dhumal would come in as the BCCI Secretary. According to a recent ruling, the office bearers had to go through the cooling-off phase after serving two terms in a row. State cricket associations will now be subject to the new regulation as well.

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According to the latest reports of NDTV Sports, it has been said that Sourav Ganguly may contest for the position of ICC chairman in November. The tenure of the current president, Greg Barkley, is about to expire, hence the International Cricket Council must have elections. Earlier, Barkley had shown interest in staying on for an additional couple of tear years at the annual conference in Birmingham.

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Jay Shah

At the Birmingham conference, ICC decided on the process for choosing the next chief. The election of the chairman no longer requires a two-thirds majority. According to a recent proposal, the candidate who wins 51% of the votes shall win. In order to be elected, the candidate requires nine votes from the directors in a 16-member board.

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Sourav Ganguly will vacate the BCCI position if he succeeds in getting the votes. The current BCCI secretary, Jay Shah will be expected to fill that position, and Arun Dhumal will take over as secretary. The report added that a sizable number of associations support Shah assuming the top position at BCCI.