Sourav Ganguly replaces Anil Kumble as ICC Cricket’s Committee chairman

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been appointed because the Chairman of the ICC males’s Cricket Committee, the sport’s governing physique mentioned on Wednesday.

Ganguly will change fellow Indian Anil Kumble, who stepped down after serving a most of three, three-year phrases.

“I’m delighted to welcome Sourav to the place of Chair of the ICC Males’s Cricket Committee,” ICC Chair Greg Barclay mentioned in a launch.

“His expertise as one of many world’s finest gamers and latterly as an administrator will assist us form our cricketing selections transferring ahead.

“I’d additionally prefer to thank Anil for his excellent management during the last 9 years which has included bettering the worldwide sport by way of extra common and constant software of DRS and a strong course of for addressing suspect bowling actions.”

The Board additionally accepted that first-class standing and listing A classification shall be utilized to ladies’s cricket to align with the boys’s sport and utilized retrospectively.

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Going ahead the ICC Girls’s Committee shall be often known as the ICC Girls’s Cricket Committee and can assume all resolution making accountability for girls’s cricket reporting on to the CEC.

Johnny Grave, CEO of Cricket West Indies has been appointed to the ICC Girls’s Cricket Committee.

Ramiz Raja a part of ICC working group shaped to evaluate cricket in Afghanistan

Ramiz Raja is the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board. (File)

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja shall be part of the ICC Working Group appointed by the sport’s governing physique to evaluate the standing of cricket in Afghanistan in gentle of the current political developments within the nation.

The group, comprising Imran Khwaja (Chair), Ross McCollum, Lawson Naidoo and Raja, will report again to the ICC Board over the approaching months.

Afghanistan cricket was plunged into uncertainty because of the drastic modifications within the political panorama following the takeover of the nation by the Taliban.

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Taliban’s opposition to ladies’s cricket additionally led to the postponement of the one-off Take a look at of the boys’s group in opposition to Australia.

ICC Chair Greg Barclay mentioned: “The ICC Board is dedicated to persevering with to assist Afghanistan Cricket to develop each males’s and ladies’s cricket transferring ahead.

“We consider the best approach for this to occur shall be to assist our members of their efforts to attain this by way of its relationship with the brand new authorities.”

Afghanistan, nevertheless, fought in opposition to all odds and grabbed a spot within the Tremendous 12s for the 2022 T20 World Cup after successful two video games out of 5 within the recently-concluded editions of the ICC occasion.

“Cricket is lucky to be within the place to affect optimistic change in Afghanistan with the nationwide males’s group a supply of nice delight and unity in a rustic with a younger inhabitants that has skilled extra upheaval and alter than most,” Barclay mentioned.

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“We should always defend that standing and proceed to attempt to affect change by way of the ACB however will proceed to intently monitor the scenario and take any selections accordingly.”

In different updates, the ICC Board determined to proceed “the ICC World Take a look at Championship in its present type of a nine-team league over a two-year interval with a last between the highest two groups on the conclusion.”

The Board has additionally accepted Chief Executives’ Committee’s advice that the first avenue for qualification for the occasion is predicated on rankings at a pre-determined cutoff date with the ten highest-ranked groups on the ODI Rankings qualifying mechanically, and the rest being decided through a worldwide qualifier.”

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