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CSA not backing Graeme Smith s support of Sourav Ganguly for ICC post

Cricket South Africa officials were pulling in different directions on backing Sourav Ganguly for the ICC chairman s post with its President Chris Nenzani on Friday refusing to endorse Director Graeme Smith s open support to the BCCI president. Former skipper Smith, who is now CSA s director of cricket, on Thursday supported Ganguly for the ICC top job, saying a cricket man like the ex-India captain would be ideal to lead the apex body at this juncture. However, a day after, CSA president Nenzani said while he has the highest regard for Smith s view, there cannot be an official position unless candidates are clear for the post. We must respect the ICC s protocol and our own protocol in deciding which candidate to back, said CSA president Chris Nenzani in a statement. There have been no candidates nominated as yet and once such nominations have been made, the Board of CSA will take its decision in terms of its own protocol and give the chairman the mandate to exercise his vote as an ICC Board Director. Incumbent Shashank Manohar s term ends this month but due to the circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be a case for his extension by two months. A day before, Smith had said: From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe getting into the President s role of the ICC. I think that will be good for the game. I think it will be good for the modern game as well. He is respected and his leadership will be key. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates. Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

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