As India is gearing up for the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023, BCCI is also shaping up for the same.
But, apart from that, BCCI is also vying for spots in the International Cricket Council.
For this to happen, the board has formed a Local Organising Committee (LOC) that will be overlooking the workings during the Men’s World Cup next year.
The formation of this committee would be completed anytime soon now so the BCCI is excited more than ever. The board wants that one of its own should be the head of the ICC when the World Cup would be taking place.
Last time, it was Sharad Pawar when India hosted the 2011 World Cup. Thus, the BCCI wants that the position of ICC head should be given to India as they are hosting a marquee event next year.
The current ICC head is New Zealand’s Greg Barclay with whom the BCCI has extremely cordial relations as he has helped them multiple times.
He even cleared a pending file of the BCCI at the request of secretary Jay Shah.
Now, Barclay’s two-year tenure is coming to an end this year and it is still ambiguous as to who will replace him as the chairman of the ICC and whether he will be elected in December or at the ICC’s Annual Conference in July.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has problems of their own. They must choose the tournament director for the World Cup next year.
Three possible options are available for the board. They are Hemang Amin, Abey Kuruvilla and Dhiraj Malhotra.
The BCCI will surely make a wise decision in due course of time.