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Published: March 28, 2020 3:27:51 am
Sourav Ganguly grew to become the BCCI’s consultant on the ICC Board, as the worldwide physique held its Board meeting through teleconference on Friday. Ganguly’s induction into the ICC Board got here on conventional strains that the BCCI president would characterize his nation on the recreation’s highest physique.
There had been speculations about whether or not former BCCI and ICC chief N Srinivasan could be representing India on the ICC Board. Eventually although, the custom has been adopted. BCCI secretary Jay Shah could be the Indian board’s consultant on the ICC’s Chief Executives’ Committee.
“Sourav Ganguly was welcomed as the BCCI representative on the ICC Board, whilst Cricket Australia and the Local Organising Committee were thanked for their efforts in staging the successful, historic and inspiring ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020,” the ICC said in a press launch.
As anticipated, the ICC Board meeting at present didn’t focus on the most important points like remodeling the continuing World Test Championship or the way forward for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November. Given the present scenario due to the coronavirus pandemic, a postponement seems possible, with Australia closing its borders for non-citizens and non-residents for six months.
It is learnt that at present’s meeting handled the pressing issues like clearing the accounts, required for the Annual Conference in July. This paper understands that the ICC would possibly go into an election to select a brand new impartial chairman in July, because the incumbent, Shashank Manohar, is unlikely to run for a 3rd time period.
The Board meeting additionally cleared the budget for the ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand subsequent yr. The launch of advance cost of $23.7 million to the BCCI for internet hosting the ICC occasions has been referred to the ICC’s Disputes Resolutions Committee.
With regards to the way forward for the ICC occasions in opposition to the backdrop of the Covid-19 outbreak, ICC chief government Manu Sawhney mentioned: “The ICC management will continue our contingency planning around ICC events and will also work with Members to explore all options available to us based on a range of scenarios connected to the pandemic.”
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