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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 substitute 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 choices shifting ahead.

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

The Board additionally authorized that first-class standing and listing A classification can be utilized to girls’s cricket to align with the lads’s sport and utilized retrospectively.

Going ahead the ICC Ladies’s Committee can be generally known as the ICC Ladies’s Cricket Committee and can assume all determination making duty for ladies’s cricket reporting on to the CEC.

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

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

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

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja can be part of the ICC Working Group appointed by the sport’s governing physique to evaluation 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 as a result of drastic modifications within the political panorama following the takeover of the nation by the Taliban.

Taliban’s opposition to girls’s cricket additionally led to the postponement of the one-off Take a look at of the lads’s crew towards Australia.

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

“We consider the simplest method for this to occur can be to assist our members of their efforts to realize this via its relationship with the brand new authorities.”

Afghanistan, nonetheless, fought towards 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 constructive change in Afghanistan with the nationwide males’s crew 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.

“We must always defend that standing and proceed to attempt to affect change via the ACB however will proceed to intently monitor the state of affairs and take any choices 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 closing between the highest two groups on the conclusion.”

The Board has additionally accepted Chief Executives’ Committee’s suggestion 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 robotically, and the rest being decided by way of a worldwide qualifier.”

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