The ICC conducted Board of Directors Meeting on Monday which ended up being unsuccessful as the Board failed to reach any decision over Shashank’s Manohar’s replacement & election of the New Chairman of the board.
The Sole Agenda of Monday’s Meeting was to finalize the whole nomination process for the election of New Chairman but no breakthrough could be made over a unanimous choice to lead the ICC which is Cricket’s Global Governing body. “Yes, there was no unanimity on a number of issues. Firstly, there is a divided house on whether there should be simple majority or the existing 2/3rd majority in a house of 17,” an ICC Board member told media.
However the bigger issue is lack of acceptable & there is no clarity whether BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will participate in the election or not. Whereas PCB Chief Ehsan Mani is clear that he would not leave his home board as directed by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Right now there are many candidates who are looking forward to lead the ICC. “Colin Graves (England) is a strong candidate but it can’t be said that he is favorite anymore. There are countries which won’t support Graves. “Similarly, someone like Dave Cameron (former Cricket West Indies president) may enter the fray with support of two independent directors but may not get enough numbers. Ditto for Chris Nenzani (South Africa),” a former ICC Director, who is abreast of the latest developments, said.
The administrator made it clear that at this point no potential candidate has enough number of votes to go ahead in long run & that’s the precise reason that the Board is not able to come up with a uniform election process.
“The best solution is to have a candidate acceptable to all and avoid an election which creates a tense atmosphere between member nations. But yes, I agree that by now, we should have been able to finalize the nomination process,” the official concluded.