Graeme Smith, former South Africa captain and Director of Cricket of the present team, on Thursday made a strong call for India’s Sourav Ganguly to be the next chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Smith said that he believed Ganguly is the right person to lead the game at a time of crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC. 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,” said Smith, according to AFP.
“It would be great to see a cricket man like Ganguly to get into the role of the ICC president. That will be good for the game. He understands the game, he has played at the highest level and he is respected,” Smith said.
This follows a similar backing by former England international David Gower, who had said last week that Ganguly, the current BCCI President and the former India captain, has the skills required to be the ICC chief.