As the ICC is expected to finalize the nomination process to elect a new chairman soon, Sourav Ganguly’s name has started doing the rounds as one of the favourites. Although it will depend on the decision of the Supreme Court.
ICC to take a call by next week
By next week, the International Cricket Council is expected to finalise the nomination process to elect a new chairman in place of the outgoing Shashank Manohar. On Thursday the board had a video-conference where the key points regarding the same were discussed. An ICC Board member told PTI, “It was a good discussion on Chair process between the members. At least I am confident that by next week, we will have the entire process finalised.”
While asked about the reason of not yet zeroing on the date of the nomination process yet, the member explained that a few points still need to be clarified. The major area of concern is to decide whether it will be an election or selection process. “We had a lot of administrative issues that were discussed. I am not at liberty to divulge those,” the member also said. However, a decision on the T20 World Cup will be taken next month according to him.
Ganguly to be the next ICC chairman?
Shashank Manohar from India decided not to continue with the position. On the other hand, Pakistan Cricket Board’s chairman Ehsan Mani who was earlier in the news as a strong candidate already showed disinterest to fill in the role. Former England Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves and Board of Cricket Control for India president Sourav Ganguly are now the favourites as the replacement. But Ganguly’s candidature is not yet confirmed. Moreover, the Supreme Court of India will have a say on this. If the court gives a date of hearing for the Interim Appeal filed by the Indian cricket board and the cooling-off period of Ganguly and the BCCI secretary Jay Shah get waived off, Ganguly will be a step closer to be the next chairman.