Greg Barclay’s 2-year term as Chairman of the International Cricket Council is coming to end this October. The procedure to choose the new chairman of the global organisation was authorised by the ICC Board in November. The election will be chosen by a simple majority following the meeting in Birmingham, and the Chair’s tenure will run from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2024.
Sourav Ganguly is rumored to be one of the top contenders to become the ICC’s next chairman after Barclay’s term expires since various nations may support him. However, sources with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that “it’s too early” to make any decisions.
The Supreme Court’s decision on the cooling-off period for the BCCI president and secretary will have a significant impact. Ganguly’s future may rely on the Supreme Court’s decision, according to Board sources. The bench presided over by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana is due to hear the case on Thursday.
In a meeting in Birmingham, ICC also announced the newest members inducted into the ICC men’s cricket committee. VVS Laxman, a former player for India, and Daniel Vettori, former captain of New Zealand, have been appointed as current player representatives on the committee. Roger Harper of the West Indies has been chosen to serve as the committee’s second previous player representative, joining Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka.
Also, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Uzbekistan received associate membership status from the ICC at the conference. The ICC currently has 108 members in total, including 96 Associates, with the addition of Cote D’Ivoire as Africa’s 21st Member and Cambodia and Uzbekistan as the 24th and 25th Members of the Asia area.