With voices rising in help of Sourav Ganguly changing Shashank Manohar as ICC chairman, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has mentioned the board would ‘actually like’ an Indian to guide the worldwide physique.
Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith’s help to Ganguly’s candidature triggered talks of the BCCI president being the front-runner for the put up, though CSA later clarified that they might comply with ICC protocols.
“There was no formal dialogue in BCCI about ICC chairmanship. Graeme Smith clearly spoke in his private capability which isn’t CSA’s stand,” Dhumal informed PTI.
“So far as the BCCI is worried we would definitely like an Indian to guide the worldwide physique and our president has credentials clearly. However once more we have not but mentioned it.”
By means of an official launch, CSA President Chris Nenzani refused to outrightly help Ganguly.
Nonetheless, PTI quoted a BCCI veteran ‘who has interacted with Nenzani’, saying CSA ought to get a dedication on the proposed tour by India provided that it backs the BCCI in ICC issues.
“We will certainly play South Africa collection however there must be riders. Is CSA with India on ICC coverage issues? With Chris (Nenzani), you’d desire a full dedication on paper after which proceed,” the veteran mentioned. “It is CSA which is determined for a three-match T20. In order that they need to resolve how they wish to play it on the ICC.”
Dhumal, in the meantime, mentioned the board has not made any dedication to tour South Africa, denying CSA’s claims of a affirmation.
“When South Africa’s tour of India received cancelled on account of coronavirus, we had discussions that if there’s a chance, we’ll make an effort to tour South Africa. However at no level have we made any dedication to Cricket South Africa about touring in August,” Dhumal mentioned.
“Proper now, we will not even commit that we will tour Sri Lanka in July adopted by (quick T20 collection) in Zimbabwe. Each these excursions are a part of the FTP programme and we’re nonetheless undecided what the state of affairs will likely be in two months, so how can we commit on South Africa tour?”
Speaking concerning the T20 World Cup, Dhumal mentioned BCCI will not push for a postponement of the match with a purpose to maintain the IPL.
“T20 World Cup is a world occasion. Why ought to we push for postponement of world occasion? Sure, what we have to verify is that an occasion of such magnitude with so many groups and all of the well being security norms, empty stadiums, can it’s held? These are calls that ICC and Cricket Australia wil need to take,” Dhumal mentioned.