Updated: May 21, 2020 8:42:14 pm
Graeme Smith, former South Africa captain and Director of Cricket of the current crew, on Thursday made a robust name for India’s Sourav Ganguly to be the next chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Smith stated that he believed Ganguly is the fitting individual to lead the sport at a time of disaster attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic. “It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC. Post-Covid, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position,” stated Smith, in accordance to AFP.
“It would be great to see a cricket man like Ganguly to get into the role of the ICC president. That will be good for the game. He understands the game, he has played at the highest level and he is respected,” Smith stated.
“We know that the elections are coming up and there’s a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it’s time that someone who’s closer to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position.” CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith. pic.twitter.com/D5DrEwbdOE
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This follows an analogous backing by former England worldwide David Gower, who had stated final week that Ganguly, the present BCCI President and the previous India captain, has the abilities required to be the ICC chief.
“He is a very, very good man and has those political skills,” Gower had stated of Ganguly.
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ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, who can also be from India, stated final December that he would not seek re-election when his time period expires on the finish of May.
The matter of electing the next ICC chairman is predicted to be introduced up on the ICC Board assembly on May 28, the place the destiny of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr can even be deliberated upon.
Speaking in a tele-conference, Smith made his name for Ganguly’s election after Cricket South Africa interim chief director Jacques Faul stated plans for South Africa to host a three-match Twenty20 collection towards India in late August remained on observe, though it will require approval from each governments in view of Covid-19.
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