New Zealand’s Greg Barkley has been unanimously elected as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council once again. This is Greg Barkley’s second term. Apart from this, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has also got a powerful position in the ICC. Jay Shah will head the finance and commerce affairs committee. Barclay’s term will be 2 years. Barkley was elected unopposed after Zimbabwe’s Tawengwa Mukuhlani withdrew. This has also been confirmed by the ICC. After his appointment, Barkley has also said that it is an honor for me to be re-elected chairman of the ICC. I would like to thank the people who supported me.
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Let us tell you that Barkley became the chairman of ICC for the first time in 2020. He has also previously been the chairman of New Zealand Cricket and the director of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2015. Barkley also had the support of the BCCI. However, earlier there was news that Sourav Ganguly could be promoted for this post. But it didn’t happen. There was a lot of politics in the country regarding this. If we talk about Jay Shah, then Shah has been entrusted with the responsibility of chairing the most important committee of the ICC. This committee makes all major financial policy decisions after which the ICC Board approves them.
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Sources said each member accepted Jay Shah as the head of the finance and commercial affairs committee. Apart from the ICC chairman, it is an equally powerful sub-committee. The work of this committee involves sharing of revenue among the member countries. The finance and commercial affairs committee is always headed by an ICC board member and Shah’s election makes it clear that he will represent the BCCI on the ICC board. The post of the head of this committee used to belong to India during N Srinivasan’s era, but the BCCI’s power was greatly reduced during Shashank Manohar’s tenure as ICC chairman.