The man who almost singularly internationalized Indian cricket is no more. Political jockeying has already begun to fill in the void. BCCI is among the most influential and rich sporting body in the world. The body deserves a leadership that is befitting of its size and stature. Politicians have monopolized sporting associations across India but not always to positive results. BCCI now deserves a leader who blends the experience of being a well known cricketer with a proven administrative capability. India boasts of a bevy of world class cricketers who command all round respect and it is time the cricketing body takes a generational leap. It is not about age but about the mind set. To sustain its global leadership status, the cricket board has to embrace a top cricketing mind who is wedded to achieving an enduring No 1 tag for India XI.