The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday appointed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly as the chairman of the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee. The chair was earlier served by former Indian Captain Anil Kumble who resigned after having served a maximum of three-year tenures. The decision was taken at the Board Meeting that took place in Dubai on Tuesday.
Confirming the news, ICC chairman Greg Barclay said IANS, “I am delighted to welcome Sourav to the position of Chair of the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee. His 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.”
He further added,”This has been an extremely productive set of Board meetings and I’d like to thank my fellow Board Directors for their efforts in travelling to Dubai to enable us to enjoy our first face to face meeting in more than two years. International travel is not easy in COVID times, but we have achieved a significant amount by being in the same room.”