Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has said that there is no one better than Sourav Ganguly for the ICC ‘s President role. Kaneria also stated that he will appeal against his life ban before the International Cricket Council (ICC) if Sourav Ganguly assumes the responsibility as the chief of the multi-nation body.
Sourav Ganguly’s name for the ICC President has been on the rise ever since it was announced that Shashank Manohar will soon vacate the post. Cricket South Africa’s chief, Graeme Smith also said that he would vouch for Ganguly if the latter decides to take a shot at the portfolio of being the ICC President.
Now, Danish Kaneria has also said that he is hopeful of Ganguly leading the multi-nation board and if he does, Kaneria will appeal against his lifetime ban.
Danish Kaneria Wants Sourav Ganguly To Become The ICC President:
“Yes I will appeal (to Ganguly) and I’m sure ICC will help me out in every way possible,” Kaneria was quoted as saying by India TV when asked about whether he will appeal to ICC if Ganguly becomes its president.
“Sourav Ganguly has been an excellent cricketer. He understands the nuances. There is no better candidate than him for the ICC president’s role. Ganguly has led India quite well and after that MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have carried on. He is currently the BCCI president and I believe he can take cricket forward he becomes ICC chief,” Kaneria added.
Danish Kaneria Has Been Facing A Lifetime Ban For Spot Fixing
Kaneria is currently serving a life ban for spot-fixing during an English County game. Kaneria took 261 Test wickets for Pakistan – a figure only bettered by Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan. He was banned for spot-fixing in 2012 while representing Essex. The leg-spinner had initially denied the charge, but in 2018, he finally confessed.
With there being chances of Ganguly’s term as the BCCI president ending in July if the Supreme Court doesn’t allow an extension, there are reports of the former India captain replacing Shashank Manohar as the next ICC president.