The former captain of Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara threw his weight behind the Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly to take the post of Chairman of the International cricket Council (ICC).
“I think Sourav can certainly make a change. Pretty big fan of Dada, not only because of his stature as a cricketer but I think he’s a very astute cricket brain,” Sangakkara told in India.
“He has interests in the game, deep down, and that should not change just because you are the President of BCCI or ECB or SLC or any other cricket Board, when you are in the ICC.”
Sangakkara, who is also the first non-British chief of Marylebone cricket club (MCC), said that the person who presided at the international governing body should have the interests of all countries cricket at heart.
“Your thinking must be really international and not just limited to the party membership from the point of view of where I … India, Sri Lanka or Australia or any English, but really understand-yeah I’m a player and I do what’s best for all the cricket of the country,” he said.
“Most importantly, the basis of this game-the kids, the fans and spectators around the world. I think Sourav can do it very, very well.
“I have seen his work even before he took the post of President BCCI, even before the administration and coaching, and how he built relationships with players around the world, his position on the Committee at the MCC cricket. I have no doubt that Sourav will be very, very good candidate for that.”