The present president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, reveals that being the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is once in a lifetime job and does not rush occupying the post.
He also seems unsure as the decision will be mutually taken by ICC and BCCI to choose him as ICC’s president. Sourav fears if BCCI won’t allow him to leave the current post in the midst.
Ganguly in no hurry to become ICC president
“I don’t know. At the end of the day, it depends on your board. It’s a decision that is jointly taken by the board. And the roles in ICC have changed. If you are an ICC independent chairman, you have to give up the position in your respective board. It’s not the same as before where you could hold both the positions. And it’s not a change from BCCI, it’s a change from ICC,” Ganguly told India Today
“The current BCCI constitution allows you to hold a post. You are not allowed to hold 2 posts in the BCCI but you’re allowed to hold a post in the BCCI and in whatever, whether it’s the ACC or the ICC. But the ICC does not allow,” Ganguly stated.
“I don’t know whether it is right at this stage or whether I will be allowed at this stage to leave BCCI in the middle of all this. So, don’t know. That’s where it stands. And I am in no hurry. I am young and you don’t do this forever,” he added.
After Shashank Manohar has stepped down as ICC chairman, speculation said that BCCI’s president might occupy the vacancy. His duties and serving as a leading role have also been praised by many cricket and correlated veterans