New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body announced on Wednesday.
The Former India captain will take over the position of Anil Kumble, who stepped down after serving a maximum of three, three-year terms.
In a press release, ICC chairman Greg Barclay said, “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.”
Further, appreciating Anil Kumble’s leadership, the ICC chairman said, “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.”
Ganguly, former India captain and India’s one of the most successful captains, was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal between 2015 and 2019 and took over as BCCI president in October 2019.
Moreover, to align with the men’s game, the board approved the first-class status and list A classification to the women’s cricket team.
The ICC Women’s Committee will be known as the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee. Moreover, Johnny Grave, CEO of Cricket West Indies, has been appointed to the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee.