Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian captain , will become the third Indian after Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid , to be inducted into the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee(WCC) later this year. Sourav Ganguly, 41 currently, is said to have accepted the invitation from WCC chairman Mike Brearley to be on the panel. According to Wisden India, Ganguly has confirmed it to them that he will be part of the panel.
The WCC meets twice in an year to discuss various issues related to the game . Recently, it has been working on the implementation of the DRS system universally and India continues to oppose it. It also aims to protect the spirit of the game and looks to maintain the balance between the contest of the bat and ball. It also ensures that the bodies running the game don’t put cash or country before the game.
MCC was founded in 1787 and its first Code of Laws, the rules that govern cricket, was adopted in May 1788. The club continues to own the Laws, and act as the guardian of the Spirit of Cricket, today.
Mike Gatting is the current MCC chief and on October 1 this year, he will be replaced by former ICC President , David Morgan.
The current panel of MCC includes Mike Brearley as Chairman. The other members are Michael Vaughan and Andrew Strauss from England. Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble from India; Steve Waugh and Rod Marsh from Australia. Others include Shaun Pollock, Dave Richardson, Jimmy Adams , Steve Bucknor , Kumar Sangakkar and David Morgan.
Ganguly was also included in the Mudgal panel recently to look after the IPL betting issues.