Former South African captain Graeme Smith feels former Indian Cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly is the right man to lead the operations of International Cricket.
Smith said that the world is ravaged by the Coronavirus outbreak and needs strong leadership right now and Ganguly is the right man for the ICC chief post.
“It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC,” said Smith.
“Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position.”
The current chairperson of the International Cricket Council is Shashank Manohar. He told the media last year that after his current tenure is over, he wouldn’t run for re-election.
Sourav Ganguly, who was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal from 2015 to October 2019 was selected as the president of the Board of Cricket Control in India in October of 2019.
Cricket fans in India and from around the world have been praising Ganguly for his efficiency in running the day to day cricket operations in India properly.
Not just Smith, even former English captain David Gower said that Ganguly was the right person to lead ICC. He said that Ganguly had the right political skill to become the chairman of ICC.
“One thing I have learned over the years is that if you are going to run BCCI, you need to be many, many things. Having a reputation like he (Ganguly) has is a very good start, but you need to be a very deft politician.
“You need to have control of a million different things,” Gower said last week.
“He is a very, very good man and has those political skills. He has the right attitude and can keep things together and will do good job. And if you do a good job as BCCI chief in the future, who knows?
“But I would actually say the more important job, to be honest, is running BCCI. Being head of ICC is an honour, there is a lot that can be done by ICC, but actually look at the rankings, look at where the power is heading up. BCCI is definitely the bigger job,” he said. (H/T – NDTV)