BCCI President Sourav Ganguly likely to contest for ICC Chairman's post: Report

According to the recent approved proposal, a two-thirds majority is no longer necessary to elect the Chairman and winner will be needing 51 per cent of the votes.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 15 September 2022 06:33 PM

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Although Supreme Court of India has cleared the roadblock of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah to continue their second tenure at the helm of cricket's apex body in the country, fresh reports have claimed that former Indian cricketer and BCCI president might contest for the ICC Chairman's role. 

According to the recent approved proposal, a two-thirds majority is no longer necessary to elect the Chairman and winner will be needing 51 per cent of the votes. In a 16-member board, the candidates need just nine votes from the directors to get elected. According to report published in NDTV, BCCI officials are backing Ganguly for ICC Chairman's role and if the former Indian skipper manages to garner required votes, he will leave the BCCI seat which is likely to be filled by current BCCI secretary Jay Shah, and Arun Dhumal as the Secretary.

NDTV report has also claimed that a large number of associations are in favor of Shah taking up BCCI's top-post. Earlier, BCCI's top-officials welcomed the Supreme Court's order which agreed to modify the cooling-off clause in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s constitution.

Both Ganguly and Jay Shah took over their respective responsibilities in the BCCI back in October 2019 and their 3-year tenure was about to end. According to previous rules, an administrative officer had to go through a three-year cooling off period after serving two consecutive terms of three years either in BCCI or in any of the state cricket associations. 

However, BCCI had proposed to amend their constitution in order to continuation of the tenures by BCCI President, Secretary and other office bearers. While Ganguly had earlier served in State Cricket Association of Bengal, Jay Shah was associated with Gujarat Cricket Association.

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