The president of the BCCI, Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the Chairman of ICC’s Cricket Committee. This decision was taken by the governing body on Wednesday. The former Indian captain will be replacing his good friend Anil Kumble.
Kumble was the Chairman for three terms, which is the maximum time one can be seated. He was appointed back in 2012.
ICC Chairman Greg Barclay was too delighted to welcome Ganguly. He stated, “Sourav’s experience as one of the world’s best players and latterly as an administrator will help us shape our cricketing decisions moving forward. I would also like to thank Anil for his outstanding leadership over the last nine years which has included improving the international game through more regular and consistent application of DRS and a robust process for addressing suspect bowling actions.”
The ICC also announced that the World Test Championship will continue as it is, there won’t be any changes in the format. The top two teams will clash in the finals.
A few more important decisions were taken in this meeting. The most important being the formation of the group to review the status of cricket in Afghanistan after a recent change of government in the country. There were always worries regarding the future of cricket in Afghanistan.
The four-person group includes Ross McCollum, Lawson Naidoo, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, Ramiz Raja and Imran Khwaja as Chairman.
This development in Afghanistan led to postponing their tour to Australia recently. They were scheduled to play their historic one-off Test match against the Aussies.