Shashank Manohar will be completing his term as the chairman of the International Cricket Council this June 30th, 2020. His completion of the tenure brings up the million-dollar question of who will be the next chairman.
With this question still unanswered there are few who could be considered eligible for the post of the Chairman of the International cricket council. One such is the Former ICC president and the current chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani.
There are two more nominees who are wise choices for the nominations but do not qualify to be elected as the representative according to the current BCCI constitution.
One is Srinivasan who is over the age of 70 and Thakur who is a minister in the government of India. Sourav Ganguly who was elected as the BCCI director is a suitable nominee along with Colin Graves who is the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board who has been a frontrunner for this position.
With Ehsan Mani stating that he will not be contesting in the elections and the other two not qualifying Sourav Ganguly stands a good chance of being elected as the Chairman of the ICC.
BCCI has taken the COVID 19 pandemic situation to its advantage and has asked the top players to show their interest in support of Ganguly.
In this process, the Cricket South Africa has given a firm thumbs up for Ganguly who said strong leadership was necessary and that Sourav was best positioned at it although in a press release it had said that they did not want to anticipate any candidates for this important position.
Sourav also has the backing of Kumar Sangarakka who states that Ganguly has the international mindset and the former SriLankan skipper points to various positions held by Sourav to add support to his backing up.
With so much of support for Ganguly who has completed his tenure of the president of BCCI will be facing three years of the cooling period according to the supreme court and it is reported that many leading top testing players are mounting pressure on Ehsan Mani to contest in the election and take up the post in view to be cautious of over influence of India in the World Cricket.
The support for Sourav mounting as well as the pressure on Ehsan Mani too heavy, it is reported that Sourav Ganguly at the age of 47 feels that he is too young to take up this position and there is more time for it. With this, the million-dollar question is awaited with huge anticipation for the election results.