The International Cricket Council which was expected to finalize Shashank Manohar’s replacement today, is now likely to finish the nomination process of next chairman by next week. According to the reports, the board could not reach a consensus on some key issues.
With the current ICC chairman Shashank Manohar not willing to take extension, the all-powerful Board members look forward to finalise the nomination process to convene Manohar’s replacement.
To discuss on the process, the ICC Board held a video-conference on Thursday where the key point in the agenda was whether to adopt a process that selects or elects the new Chairman.
A PTI report quoted an ICC Board member who said that, “It was a good discussion on Chair process between the members. At least I am confident that by next week, we will have the entire process finalised.”
Asked why the date of nomination process couldn’t be zeroed in, the member said, “There are still a few points that needs to be clarified. Hopefully, we will reach a consensus by next week.”
The member also said that a decision on T20 World Cup postponement has been deferred till next month and it remains same.
“We had a lot of administrative issues that were discussed. I am not at liberty to divulge those,” the member said.
An ICC Board comprises chairman, 12 Test playing nations, three associate members (Malaysia, Scotland and Singapore as per this turn), independent female director (Indra Nooyi) and chief executive Manu Sawhney. The Chief Executive doesn’t have a vote in case of election.
ICC in its previous board meeting said that the future of the T20 World Cup — scheduled to be held in Australia later this year — could be decided next month. But due to the reported pressure from BCCI, a decision in this concern could also be expected. However, there is no official confirmation regarding the same.