Cricket South Africa Refuse to Endorse Graeme Smith's Backing of Sourav Ganguly for ICC Chairman Post

Cricket South Africa (CSA) President Chris Nenzani on Friday refused to endorse Director of Cricket Graeme Smith’s assist to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as the subsequent chairman of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC).

“We should respect each the ICC protocol and our personal protocol in deciding which candidate to again,” stated CSA president Chris Nenzani in an announcement.

“There have been no candidates nominated as but and as soon as such nominations have been made the Board of CSA will take its resolution when it comes to its personal protocol and provides the chairman the mandate to train his vote as an ICC Board Director accordingly,” he added.

Smith’s feedback supporting Ganguly’s potential candidature for the function had come on Thursday throughout an interplay with the media.

“From our perspective, it might be nice to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly perhaps moving into the President’s function of the ICC,” he had stated.

“I feel that can be good for the sport; I feel it is going to be good for the trendy sport as nicely. He understands it; he has performed it on the highest stage; he’s revered; and his management can be key to us going ahead,” he added.

Smith’s feedback had been backed up by CSA CEO Jacques Faul, who stated that they will not thoughts an Indian as the top of the ICC. Nonetheless, Nenzani refused to outright endorse anybody.

“Now we have the best regard for the opinions of our Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, who’s a well-respected determine in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket groups world leaders once more,” Nenzani stated.

“For the time being we do not need to anticipate any candidates who could also be nominated for this necessary place to steer the sport all of us love,” he concluded.


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