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Will Sourav Ganguly to become the next chairman of the Cricket Governing body?

Shashank Manohar was the last chairman of the cricket governing body from India.
Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly (Source- Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah have extended their terms at the Indian Cricket Board by another three years after the honourable Supreme Court accepted the board’s plea for an amendment in the cooling-off period clause on Wednesday. But Ganguly may be in line for higher honours.

Sources in the Indian Cricket Board have indicated that the former Indian Captain could take on the chairman’s role of the cricket governing body, come November. The elections are due to the world’s supreme cricket body with the incumbent, Greg Barkley’s term ending soon. During the Annual Conference in Birmingham, Barkley had expressed his interest in carrying on for another two years.

The procedure to elect the new chief was decided at the conference in Birmingham. A two-thirds majority is no longer necessary to elect the chairman. The recent proposal says the winner will be the competitor who receives 51% of the votes. In a 16-member board, the candidate needs just nine votes from the directors to get elected.

Sources have said that the Indian Cricket Board is now backing Ganguly to slot in for the big post. If Ganguly manages to gather the votes, he will have to vacate his current position as president of the Indian Cricket Board. Which is likely to be filled up by Jay Shah, the incumbent Indian Cricket Board secretary and Arun Dhumal becomes the secretary.

Sources have learnt that a large number of associations are in favour of Jay Shah taking up the post of the president of the Indian Cricket Board in case Sourav Ganguly becomes the chairman of the cricket governing body.

If Ganguly does become the chairman, then he will become the fifth Indian to take the top post in the organization. Before him, N Srinivasan and Shashank Manohar served as chairman of the cricket governing body. Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar were also presidents earlier in the cricket governing body.

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