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SLC to back Indian nominee for ICC top post

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced that they would support Indian candidate Sourav Ganguly as the next Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

“The SLC will lend support to BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, if he desires to be the ICC Chairman; and, if he doesn’t wish to be appointed to the position and the BCCI nominates anyone from India, we will continue to favour anyone with our support,” a top SLC official told the Daily News yesterday.

Earlier, the SLC said that they would promote Kumar Sangakkara for this post. However, the former Sri Lankan Captain and current MCC President stated that he holds no interest in being promoted by anyone.

Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar is the current Chairman of the ICC, but he has previously said that he doesn’t wish to seek any further extension.

However, the BCCI is yet to reveal their candidate for ICC top post, with two top board members, Anurag Thakur and N. Srinivasan, also in contention for the title.

Moreover, a couple of top names from other ICC Member Countries have been put forward by the Board Members for this post.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, had also expressed his support for Ganguly to be the next ICC Chairman.

Former President of the Singapore Cricket Association and ICC’s Deputy Chairman, Imran Khawaja; England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman, Colin Graves; and former Chairman ECB, Giles Clarke; are believed to be in contention and have backing from a few other Board Members.


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