Digital Desk, Mumbai. Both BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah may soon be seen in a new role. BCCI sources told NDTV Sports that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly may be appointed as the ICC President in November this year, while Secretary Jay Shah may take over the role of BCCI President in place of Ganguly.
According to sources, senior BCCI office-bearers have supported Ganguly. If Ganguly can get the votes of the ICC members, then he can be seen as the ICC President. Whereas in his place the current secretary Jay Shah can take over the role of BCCI President.
Current President Gregor’s term will end in November
The current ICC chairman is Gregor Barkley, whose term ends in November. If Gregel does not ask for a second term of two years, the ICC will get a new president. But Gregor’s statement at the ICC Annual Conference in Birmingham does not seem to suggest that he wants to leave the post. He had said, “Yes, my term ends in November, so I am eligible for another two-year term and I am available for re-election if the member wishes.”
How is the ICC President elected?
Let us tell you that the 16 board members of the ICC together choose their president. In which there are 12 Test cricket playing countries. This includes India, New Zealand, England, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland.
These 12 countries have one vote each and three countries Malaysia, Singapore and Scotland have three votes. Apart from this, one vote goes to the independent director of ICC, who is currently the former CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi. Out of these 16 votes, the candidate who gets 9 votes or 51 percent of the votes is elected the new President of the ICC.
Ganguly and Shah’s tenure will end soon
At present, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah, besides five other office bearers have completed 6 years in the Board and the State Body. But on Wednesday, September 14, the Supreme Court had approved the change in the cooling off period of the BCCI. Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah benefited the most from this decision. Both were as officials in the state body from 2014 to 2019, while in October 2019, both took over their positions in the BCCI.