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Sourav Ganguly replaces Anil Kumble as Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee


New Delhi. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the Chairman of the Cricket Committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The governing body confirmed this on Wednesday (17 November). Ganguly will replace his former India teammate Anil Kumble, who has served in the tenure since his appointment in 2012. ICC President Greg Barkley said that I am delighted to welcome Sourav Ganguly to the post of Chairman of the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee.

The ICC President said, “Sourav Ganguly’s experience as one of the best players in the world and later as an administrator will help us shape our cricket decisions going forward.” I would also like to thank Anil for his excellent leadership over the past nine years in improving the international game through more regular and consistent application of DRS. At the same time, a robust process is in place to address suspicious bowling actions.
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The ICC Board took several important decisions on Tuesday, the most important of which is the formation of a working group to review the situation of cricket in Afghanistan after the recent government change. Since the takeover of the Taliban, there have been concerns about the future of the sport in Afghanistan – particularly women’s cricket. In such a situation, Cricket Australia recently postponed its historic only Test against Afghanistan.

Imran Khawaja has been named the chairman of the group, which includes Ross McCullum, Lawson Naidu and Rameez Raja. Greg Barkley said, “The ICC Board is committed to continuing to support Afghanistan Cricket to advance both men’s and women’s cricket.” He added, “We believe the most effective way for this to happen would be to support our member efforts to achieve this through our relationship with the new government.”

“Cricket is fortunate to be in a position to effect positive change in Afghanistan, as the national men’s team is a source of great pride and unity in a country with a young population that has experienced the most upheaval and change,” he said. Is. We must protect that position and continue to try to effect change through the Afghanistan Cricket Board, but will continue to monitor the situation closely and make any decisions accordingly.”

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The board also decided to continue with the current format of the World Test Championship, where nine teams play over a two-year period, with the top two facing each other in the final. The number of teams participating in the ODI World Cup has again increased to 14 for the 2027 edition. The ICC has decided that the top 10 teams in the rankings on a predetermined cut-off date will automatically qualify for the tournament. Rest of the slots will be decided through qualifiers.

The Board has approved the appointment of Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave to the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee. Going forward, the first-class status and List A classification will also apply to women’s cricket, according to the ICC.

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