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Sourav Ganguly, Ashok Malhotra, BCCI, ICA
Sourav Ganguly. Photo Credit: Twitter.

ICC Chairman: Chances Slim Down For Sourav Ganguly As Colin Graves Leads The Race

The much-debated ICC Chairman issue seems to unfold a new theory as Sourav Ganguly’s chances look bleak in the competition. ECB Chairman Colin  Graves remains the number one choice for the post as there are slim chances of an Indian representing the ICC after Shashank Manohar’s reign.

There were talks that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly would be a contestant, but that chance appears slim although there has been no internal discussion on this. With the ICC Board announcing after its June 10 meeting that a decision on staging the World Cup in Australia in October-November will be announced in July, the election process assumes importance in Thursday’s discussions.

Colin Graves, ICC Chairman, ECB chairman
Colin Graves. Image Credit: Getty Images.

The BCCI also thinks other ICC members will not accept another Indian as chairman right after Manohar.

Sourav Ganguly’s Chances Of Becoming The ICC Chairman Slims Out

“I think we have to skip this term at least before we can have the next Indian ICC chairman. Unless there is a great understanding between the boards of all the countries, one Indian in the post followed immediately by another is an unlikely scenario. Good for BCCI in a way,” said a former BCCI office-bearer.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Credits: BCCI Twitter.

The current crop of officials is new. They will mature and be wiser by the time the ICC elects its next chairman,” he added.

The Decision On The ICC Chairman Might Come Sooner Than Later

The Board is likely to finalize the last date of filing nominations and the election process. Shashank Manohar’s successor was supposed to be elected ahead of the July 24-27 ICC Annual Conference in Cape Town.

BCCI will host dinner party for Shashank Manohar
BCCI will host a dinner party for Shashank Manohar

Under changed circumstances, officials have to decide if the process can be completed online or wait until the situation becomes normal. Although there is no hard and fast rule, usually the BCCI shares the news with member associations, before nominating someone for an ICC post.

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