Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has been given a new role in the International Cricket Council (ICC). Sourav Ganguly has been named chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee.

He was preceded in the post by former India Test captain and Ganguly's teammate Anil Kumble. Kumble held the post for almost nine years. The job of the cricket committee is to monitor the terms and conditions of the game. Anil Kumble had completed his three-year term in office and could not remain in office for more than that. So he had to resign.

Ganguly was earlier an observer in the ICC Cricket Committee. Ganguly has played a total of 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India. He has scored 7212 Tests and 11363 ODI runs. Ganguly has 32 Test and 100 ODI wickets.