BCCI rules out Sourav Ganguly for ICC chairmanship, board to back current chief Greg Barclay

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it clear that it’s going to again the present Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay to retain the put up and the Indian board is not going to be endorsing Sourav Ganguly’s title for a similar. The BCCI consultant for ICC and CEC, AGM has given powers to workplace bearers to resolve on the identical.

As reported by Indian Express earlier, the one massive level of hypothesis is who the 2 BCCI representatives will likely be on the ICC. Whereas Jay Shah is predicted to be India’s consultant on the ICC Board conferences, the BCCI has made it clear now that it’s going to give the ICC chairmanship a miss and again a second time period for New Zealand’s Greg Barclay.

Earlier on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waded into the controversy surrounding Ganguly’s impending exit from the Indian cricket board, saying she is going to request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit the previous India cricketer and BCCI chief to contest for the place of ICC chairperson.

Roger Binny, a member of 1983 World Cup-winning team and Karnataka Cricket Association president, has become the new BCCI chief “unopposed”.

Ganguly is a broadly widespread determine in West Bengal and his removing from the BCCI has led to a political slugfest between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP. The CPI(M) and the Congress have additionally questioned Ganguly’s impending exit from the cricket physique. Non-BJP events have alleged that the previous cricketer needed to pay the value for saying no to becoming a member of the BJP.

Final yr, Ganguly’s title made the rounds in political circles as a possible BJP chief ministerial candidate if the celebration received the Meeting polls. On the time, the TMC additionally reportedly tried to get Ganguly to hitch it. Sources near the previous cricket captain stated he felt large strain from either side within the run-up to the polls and subsequently determined to not make the leap into politics. On Might 7, Ganguly hosted a dinner at his Kolkata dwelling for Amit Shah. That triggered a recent spherical of hypothesis.

 


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