The race for the next ICC Chairman is on in full swing. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is receiving support from all quarters for the post. Ganguly is currently the BCCI President and one of the frontrunners for the ICC chairmanship.
Kumar Sangakkara’s support for ‘Dada’
Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is backing Sourav Ganguly for the top post. Sangakkara believes that Ganguly’s “astute cricket brain” makes him a “very suitable” candidate. Dada’s vast experience as a cricket administrator will add value to ICC.
A self-confessed Ganguly fan, Sangakkara said that Sourav has an international mindset. This is an important virtue to have an unbiased approach. Sanga thinks that Dada can definitely bring about a change.
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Chairman believes that Ganguly has the “best interests of the game at heart.” As a top administrator, it is important to understand what is best for all countries. Ganguly has it in him to build long-lasting relationships. This is important when one holds an influential position in the International Cricket Council.
Sangakkara heaped praise on Ganguly’s work. He has built relationships with players across continents while also being in the MCC cricket committee.
Gavaskar wants Ganguly to continue as BCCI President
‘Master Blaster’ Sunil Gavaskar wants Dada to continue as President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He said that it will be good if Ganguly continues until the end of the 2023 World Cup.
Sunny stressed that Sourav can lift Indian cricket to newer heights. He had done the same a few decades ago and had “restored the faith of Indian cricket lovers”. He is capable of bringing about a positive change as an administrator in BCCI.
Ganguly has shown his prowess in the field of administration as well. He is an exceptional leader who knows how to manage his team and get the best out of them.
Shashank Manohar had stepped down as the ICC Chairman this month. The interim charges have been handed over to Hong Kong’s Imran Khwaja. Khawaja was Manohar’s deputy in ICC. The interim charges will continue until elections are held for ICC’s top post.