Sourav Ganguly New Role: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has got another big responsibility. Now he will be the new chairman of the ICC Cricket Council. The ICC governing body confirmed this on Wednesday. Sourav Ganguly will take over the post in place of Anil Kumble. After retirement, Sourav Ganguly’s activism outside the field is very high.
Anil Kumble took charge in 2012
Before Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, who was the former captain and coach of the Indian cricket team, was the chairman of the ICC Cricket Council. He took charge of the post in 2012 and has completed three terms of three years each.
What did the ICC chairman say?
While announcing the name of Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday, ICC Chairman Greg Barclay said that, I am very excited to announce the name of Sourav Ganguly for this post. He has been one of the best players in the world. In such a situation, his experience will help a lot in decisions related to cricket. I would also like to thank Anil Kumble, who made a significant contribution while being in this position for the last 9 years. During this many important decisions were taken for the development of cricket. The most important in this was of DRS.
What is the work of this council?
This committee of ICC monitors the conditions and rules of the game. Also suggests new rules and changes in old rules for the betterment of cricket.
Some important decisions taken
Apart from the appointment of Sourav Ganguly, the ICC took another important decision on Wednesday. Under this a working group has been established. It will keep an eye on the future of cricket there after the arrival of Taliban in Afghanistan. Particular attention will be given to the future of women’s cricket there.
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